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Mineral Information

Origin: Tanzania

Mineral Species: mid range member of Marialite - Meionite Series

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: 3NaAlSi3O8.NaCl - 3CaAl2Si2O8.CaCO3

Hardness: 5.5-6

Crystal System: Tetragonal

Typical Appearance: Usually massive crystalline or as individual prismatic crystals.

 

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Taurus

Chakra Alignment: Depends upon colour 

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek "skapos", meaning "shaft" alluding to its common long prismatic form.

 

Gold Scapolite

Origin: Tanzania

Colour: Beige to straw-yellow to golden-yellow

Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus

Gold scapolite has a mood-lifting effect, similar to citrine. It can be used to increase energy, and also to support and purify the filter organs, particularly the liver and spleen.

 

Violet Scapolite

Alternative Names: Petschite (when from Tanzania)

Origin: India

Colour: Pale to mid violet

Chakra Alignment: Third Eye and Crown; Heart and Throat

Violet scapolite opens and connects the Crown and Third Eye Chakras, and can be used in working with the 'subtle bodies', It creates the feeling of being filled with light, and is useful in working with both psychic and spiritual development. It also opens the Throat Chakra, and can therefore be used both to enhance communication and to treat thyroid conditions.