History of Fuchsite

Fuchsite was discovered relatively recently by the metaphysical community and so its healing properties are still being explored. It was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. Fuchsite was first described in 1842 by German geologist, Karl F. Emil von Schafhäutl (1803-1890), a professor at the University of Munich. He named the green stone Fuchsite to honor Johann Nepomuk von Fuchs (1774-1856) an Austrian mineralogist who was the curator for the mineralogy collection in Munich.