Natrolite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Natrolite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Natrolite Crystals Meanings and Properties

 

Mineral Information

Origin: India, Pakistan

Mineral Species: Natrolite

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: Na2AlSi3O10·2H2O

Hardness: 5-5.5

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Colour: Usually white, off-white

Typical Appearance: Natrolite forms as an igneous mineral in basalt cavities, and in veins in granite, gneiss, and other rocks. Crystals may be radiating masses of acicular crystals, compact masses, or long, slender crystals with vertical striation that can grow up to a metre in length. It is commonly associated with other zeolite minerals, as well as apophyllite and quartz, and is both piezo- and pyroelectric.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio

Chakra Alignment: Crown

Element: Spirit

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named in 1803 by Martin H. Klaproth from the Greek natron, "soda," in allusion to its sodium content and lithos, "stone."


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