Smithsonite

Smithsonite

 
 

Associated with the planets Mercury and Jupiter, the signs Virgo and Sagittarius and the elements air and fire.

Smithsonite is a sedimentary mineral that occurs in the oxidation zone of sulfur rich lead or zinc or copper deposits. It is an allochromatic mineral, which takes its various colors from trace elements present. Blue-green Smithsonite contains copper, pink or violet has manganese or cobalt, yellow is from cadmium and brown is from iron. The stone is a zinc ore, and the more colorful forms are sometimes used for ornament, particularly blue-green as a Turquoise imitation. It is named for James Smithson, the founder of the Smithsonian Institution. We have blue-green examples from the Kelly and Magdelena mines in Socorro County, New Mexico and from mines in Inyo County, California. Mexico, Italy, Greece and other sites also have fine specimens.

Metaphysical:
Similar spiritual qualities to Chrysocolla and Turquoise, but to a lesser degree and a slightly lower vibration. Helps keep the mind clear, aware and focused to complete desired goals. Great for stability and security. Aids relationship issues. Brings comfort, harmony and balance to a home or work place. Also helps with Chakra activation and alignment. Enhances physical strength and health. May be used as a "substitute" stone in Chakra grids for healing work, and may lessen immune disorders.

Chakras: Throat, Heart and Spleen.

Composition: Zinc carbonate

 
 
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