Published July 2017  •  Updated March 2024  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Chlorite and Chlorite Quartz are popular healing stones for advanced crystal healers.  Chlorite is actually a group of usually green minerals, rather than a single mineral.  In most cases, the precise mineral is Clinochlore.  It is occasionally found inside transparent Clear Quartz, as tiny green dots or a green mist.  It can also grow on the outside of the Quartz, as a dark green coating.  Chlorite is soft mineral that can be easily carved and needs to be handled gently.  Energetically is a powerful cleanser and purifier.  It is recommended for healers and healthcare professionals to facilitate trust with patients and ensure the best possible care is taken.

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Chlorite Healing Energy

Spiritual Healing Properties

Chlorite is a powerful energy cleanser.  It can be used to purify the energy in our aura, chakras, and all meridians so that we feel vibrant and healthy.  It can be used to cut away energy blocks and remove psychic tumors that cause spiritual pain or stagnation.   Chlorite helps us to connect with our healing guides and healing power.  It  encourages us to act wisely and to know when we must help and trust ourselves, and when we are better served in seeking out other healers who have our best interest in mind.  It reminds us that life is sacred.  Our life is sacred and our loved ones are sacred.  So too are all the other people, animals, plants and other beings on this planet.  As such, our choices should always strive to reflect that.  Chlorite inspires us to find ways to connect more with nature and it can be used to attract devas and other nature spirits.  When enclosed in Clear Quartz, the power of Chlorite is magnified.

Metaphysical Properties Chlorite
Chakra Heart and Third Eye
Element Earth
Numerology 9
Zodiac Sagittarius

Emotional Healing Properties

Chlorite brings its purifying energy to our emotional body as well.  It helps us release negative emotions, particularly anger and irritation, as well as nervousness and anxiety.  When people are struggling to come to an agreement and work together towards a common goal, Chlorite softens the energy between individuals and helps us to come to a positive accord.  Chlorite has a hopeful and optimistic energy.  It sincerely promises us that emotionally healing is possible.  It’s not necessary to struggle forever and it is possible to do more than just cope.  If we are willing to do the work to heal, Chlorite assures us that real solutions are out there.

Mental Healing Properties

Chlorite is a wonderful talisman for doctors, nurses, vets and anyone involved in the medical and healing fields.  It can help patients be more receptive and comfortable with the idea of being healed and to relax into trust.  Equally important, it can help people actually follow healthy recommendations, rather than just hoping things will magically change on their own.  Chlorite inspires us to take our best ideas and put them into practical action.  In all cases, it encourages us to be wise and healthy in our choices.

Physical Healing Properties

Chlorite is used by metaphysical healers to keep the body healthy and strong.  It is said to help the body better assimilate vitamins and minerals and to increase the ‘good’ bacteria in the belly. It is also said to help reduce the appearance of liver spots and other physical signs of aging.  Chlorite has been used as a general pain-reliever, and is said to reduce the size of tumors and other growths.  It is also believed to offer protection during radiation treatment to minimized negative side effects while increase the healing benefits.

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Geology of Chlorite

Where does Chlorite come from?

Chlorite is a group of minerals that are found around the world.  Clinochlore is variety that is most often found in healing crystals and is found in Austria, Czech Republic, France, India, Italy, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States

Chlorite minerals enclosed in Clear Quartz are found in Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Madagascar, Portugal, and the United States.

Mining and Treatments

Chlorite minerals are very soft and can be scratched with a fingernail.  It has little use industrially, but Chlorite minerals have been used for carvings since prehistoric times.  They are secondary mineral byproducts from various igneous and metamorphic mines.  In the case of Chlorite Quartz, the mine typically produces beautiful Quartz crystals clusters.

All Chlorite and Chlorite Quartz on the market may be considered fully natural, enhanced only by cutting and polishing.


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Mineral Family

Chlorite is a group of 15 closely-related phyllosilicate minerals most of which have a green color.  The two most common varieties of Chlorite are Clinochlore (magnesium rich) and Chamosite (iron rich).  Green Chlinochlore is better known in the metaphysical community as Seraphinite.  Phyllosilicates are Silicate minerals, which means they contain the elements Silicon (a light gray, shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Clinochlore belongs to the Phyllosilicate group, whose tetrahedra connect at three corners to form hexagonal rings.  Chlorite Quartz is a Clear Quartz with minor Chlorite inclusions.

Chlorite’s energy works well with its family – other phyllosilicate minerals. Try it in combination with ApophylliteCavansiteChrysocollaFuchsiteLepidoliteMuscovitePetalitePrehnite and Serpentine.  Or try it with other varieties of Clinochlore, like Kammererite and Seraphinite.

Chlorite Formation and Crystal Associates

In most cases, Chlorite minerals are formed when sedimentary rocks transform into metamorphic rocks due to regional metamorphism.  But in the case of Chlorite Quartz, it forms in an igneous process.  The hydrothermal veins contain both magma and liquid water.  Because of the high pressures, the water stays in a liquid form.  The hot water dissolves various minerals in the original rock and slows down the growth process of new minerals like Quartz.  As the Quartz slowly grows, it can acquire a thin film of green Chlorite which had dissolved in the hot water.  As the Quartz continue to grow, it will cover up that Chlorite layer, leaving the green Chlorite encased within.  In some cases, the Chlorite will be found on both the inside and the outside of the Quartz crystal.

Chlorite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Grossular Garnet, Hessonite Garnet and Vesuvianite.

Mineralogy Chlorite (Chlinochlore)
Chemical Formula Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Cleavage Perfect
Color Typically green
Crystal System Monoclinic
Form/Habit Tabular
Fracture Uneven
Hardness – Mohs Scale 2-2.5
Luminescence Weak
Luster Vitreous
Mineral Family Phyllosilicate
Specific Gravity 2.6-3.3
Streak Yellow
Transparency Translucent to opaque

History of Chlorite

Chlorite is a relatively new crystals to the metaphysical world.  As such, it is not included in any of the older lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.  It is included in some of the newer lapidaries and is a popular Quartz inclusion among collectors.

The name Chlorite comes from the Greek work chloros meaning “green”.  It is group of 15 closely-related phyllosilicate minerals most of which have an attractive green color and which are very soft and easily carved.  Mankind has been carving Chlorite minerals for thousands of year.  Chlorite has been used to make decorative and religious sculptures, housewares items, stamps, beads and jewelry.  It was also used to create molds for working with bronze and copper.  Chlorite sculptures that depict human figurines have been in many localities around the world, but are especially prominent in Central Asia and Iran.  Typically the Chlorite is used for the clothing and/or hair of the statue.  Sometimes a lighter colored stone, such as Limestone, may be used for the skin.  Despite the fact that Chlorite minerals have been used in so many carvings, there doesn’t appear to be any metaphysical properties attached to these stones historically.

The oldest known Chlorite sculpture can be found among the “Venus Figures” which were discovered in the Balzi Rossi caves in Italy in the 19th century.  These prehistoric female figurines are thought to be between 24,000 and 19,000 years old.  They are carved from a variety of soft minerals as well as Ivory.  Most of these figurines depict the naked female form, but one of them is a woman wearing a hooded cloak, nicknamed “The Nun.”

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