Also known as Spectrolite.
The captivating stone, Labradorite is named for Labrador where it was first discovered. It is also found in Madagascar, India, Newfoundland, Finland, and Russia. Its distinctive flash of irridescent colors is known as "labradorescence." These beautiful flashes of color change according to the angle of light refraction, and may be blue, green, yellow, orange, red and pink, with the majority of the stone itself a dark grey in color.
Labradorite occurs as rock masses and as plutonic intrusive formations and in basalt flows of volcanic origin. Much that is mined in Norway and Finland is used as decorative stone for buildings. Labradorite from Madagascar and other countries is used in stone carvings and fine jewelry that rivals in popularity that made from its “sister” feldspar, Moonstone.
Emits a powerful light energy, from planetary sources and beings, to the soul of the user. Used in facilitating astral projection. Stone of transformation and utilization of the subconscoius mind. Promotes intellectual, intuitive, and mystical wisdom. Aligns the physical and ethnic bodies. Raises conscious awareness and aids in problem solving. Shields the aura from detrimental energies. Helps remain centered upon spiritual purpose.
Chakras: Root, Brow and Crown
Composition: Plagioclase Feldspar; mixtures of sodium and calcium aluminum silicates.
Mohs-Scale Hardness: 6 - 6.5