Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Pyromorphite

Mineral Group: Phosphates

Chemical Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl

Hardness: 3.5-4

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Colour: Green to dark green, yellow, greenish-yellow or yellowish-green, orangish-yellow, shades of brown, white and colourless.

Typical Appearance: Typically found as green, yellowish, brownish, greyish or white barrel-shaped hexagonal prisms, in clusters or as druses on matrix.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Sagittarius, Aries and Leo

Chakra Alignment: Heart and Solar Plexus

Element: Green - Water, Yellow - Fire

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named pyromorphite in 1813 by Johann Friedrich Ludwig Hausmann from the Greek for "fire" and "form", because, after being melted into a globule, a sample will begin to take on a crystalline shape during cooling.

Additional Information

"Like most lead ores, pyromorphite has a remarkable cleansing and clearing effect on both the physical body and the energy field, getting rid of old, held “stuff”, and drawing the user’s awareness to areas that may be in need of further attention. Although it does its work throughout the body, it maintains a special focus on the Solar Plexus and the chakras immediately above and below, as well as the Throat. In common with many other phosphates, pyromorphite brightens the outlook and lifts the spirits, and balances on many levels – this includes emotional and hormonal balancing. It can also bring added support to the immune system and boost the body’s ability to heal. It is sometimes recommended for stimulating the energy of other crystals around it. "