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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Chlorite in Quartz

The wonder and delight of internal landscapes, chlorite in quarts sheds light on the drama of creation.
Moss-like chlorite inclusions are very common in Alpine-type environments. They generally occur in fissures and pockets inside igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks that are rich in clay minerals.
Chlorite is the name for a group of phyllo-silicates, minerals of mica like appearances, the most common is clinochlore. The name refers to the common green color. Some crystals have phantoms of unknown mica minerals and carbonate mineral inclusions. Phantoms are laid down in layers.

Chemical composition: 
(Fe, Mg, Al)6(Si, Al)401o(OH)8 iron,aluminum
Color: 
Pale green, pink, white
Lustre: 
Vitreous, pearly, dull
Hardness: 
2-2.5
Crystal system: 
Monoclinic
Origin: 
Nepal, Brazil, Norway
Healing properties*: 
Green chlorite in quartz is a powerful healing combination. Landscapes entombed in the crystal help ground emotions and negative energy. Phantom crystals hold the memory of all that has been; puts the past in perspective by breaking old patterns so that new growth can occur.
Folklore: 
Chlorite resonates with Raphael, the Archangel of healing and purification. Chlorite in quartz helps one see the how the layers of your soul developed during physical incarnations. Thus, a sacred space is created for meditation and healing work.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.