Turquoise Crystals Meanings and Properties

Turquoise Crystals Meanings and Properties

 

Mineral Information

Origin: Notably China, U.S.A.

Mineral Species: Turquoise

Mineral Group: Phosphates

Chemical Formula: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8.4H2O

Hardness: 5-6

Crystal System: Triclinic

Colour: Pale to mid-blue, pale green.

Typical Appearance: Usually as botryoidal or reniform masses or crusts.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Capricorn

Chakra Alignment: Heart, Upper Heart and Throat

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named in antiquity from the French "turquoise" meaning "Turkish"; the original material from the south slopes of the Al-Mirsah-Kuh Mountains (Iran), found its way to Europe via Turkey.


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