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.
Julie Abouzelof is the owner of Moonrise Crystals and an advocate for responsibly sourced gems and minerals. Her first career was in education teaching history, geology and anthropology, as well as working with special-needs students. She is now a heart-centered entrepreneur who encourages mindfulness and positive action to heal ourselves and the world. Julie lives in Hawaii with her lover and a little parrot named Darwin.