Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Brazil

Mineral Species: Triphylite

Mineral Group: Phosphates

Chemical Formula: LiFePO4

Hardness: 4-5

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Colour: Brown-green, light green-grey.

Typical Appearance: Typically as crystalline fragments or massive. Rarely as distinct crystals.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Libra

Chakra Alignment: Root (Base); Sacral (Navel) and Solar Plexus

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From Greek, "tria", three, plus "phylon", family, because it was thought to contain three cations (Fe, Li, Mg).

Additional Information

Triphylite contains lithium, and therefore has a gentle energy which comforts, sooths, balances and grounds. It helps us to release unhealthy inhibitions, and be more relaxed sexually. While strengthening and calming the physical body, it also cleanses and energises the subtle bodies.