Published June 2015 • Updated July 2022 • Read Time: 5 minutes
Fuchsite is a green variety of Muscovite. It is often found growing in the same conditions as Rubies and Gold. In India, it is even found intertwined with rubies in a stunning visual and energetic combination. But it’s well worth getting to know this pretty green crystal all by itself. Fuchsite has a sensible and practical energy, it is a friend you can turn to when life is hard or you need some good advice. It can help us break out of a rut and to improve our relationships with the people who matter most. It has a wise energy, like an older auntie who can grasp the big picture and help you figure out exactly what you need to do next.
Fuchsite is an incredibly sensible and practical stone that helps us to deftly understand situations and get right to the heart of the matter. It shines a light on our own spiritual path, helping us to move forward and to grow as individuals. It also helps us to feel more comfortable allowing other people to walk their own path, including those paths that are very different from our own. Fuchsite sensibly grounds us, reminding us to attend to our own business and to let the rest of the world be if no real harm is being done. Fuchsite can also help us to explore past lives, especially those in which negative patterns from one life repeat in our current life. It helps us to understand and process through the old pattern and put it to rest for good. It is an especially excellent talisman for hedgewitches and herbalists.
Root and Heart
Emotional Healing Properties
Fuchsite helps us to understand our relationships and interactions with other people, and to determine whether or not these relationship patterns are healthy. Anyone who continually falls into the role of the martyr, the victim, or even the rescuer, can use Fuchsite to break out of that rut and create a new and happier identity. Fuchsite teaches us to recognize our own true value and to move past codependency and stand on our own two feet. It can also help us to stay firm and show “tough love” when appropriate, even if our hearts long to just forgive and forget. Fuchsite reminds us that the greatest love we can show another person is to give them room to grow, to make mistakes if needed, and to become wiser for the experience. It is very helpful for parents with teenagers or young adults who struggle to let their children fly free.
Mental Healing Properties
Fuchsite helps us to closely examine our habits and routines, and to adjust them as necessary for optimal physical and mental health. It can show us how to balance our work and personal lives, and to use our time appropriately, in harmony with our real priorities. After stressful or tense situations, it helps us to quickly re-ground and feel peaceful and easy in our own minds.
Physical Healing Properties
Fuchsite is an excellent stone for all types of healers and health practitioners, regardless of whether their focus is metaphysical, emotional, or physical healing. It reminds us to take a practical and holistic approach to healing the body and spirit, and to remember that patients are complex individuals who deserve comprehensive care. Fuchsite is believed to help treat carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive injuries. It is commonly used by metaphysical healers to treat the musculoskeletal system.
Fuchsite deposits are located in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, and the United States (California, Colorado, Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, and Virginia).
Mining and Treatments
Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock. The principle purpose for most mines that produce Fuchsite is typically either Gold or Rubies. As such, the appearance of Fuchsite on surface boulders is an indicator to prospectors that a valuable mineral thread may be nearby.
All Fuchsites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Fuchsite is a variety of Muscovite, or common mica, a phyllosilicate mineral. Silicates are minerals which 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. Fuchsite belongs to the phyllosilicate group, whose tetrahedra connect at three corners to form hexagonal rings.
Fuchsite is type of mica containing Chromium. It is formed when hydrothermal solutions replace carbonates in Gold deposits. It may also form in metamorphic rocks which also bear Rubies, creating a combination stone called simply Ruby Fuchsite.
Fuchsite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment. Try it in combination with Kyanite and Ruby
Massive or pseudomorphous
Hardness – Mohs Scale
Vitreous to pearly
Tranparent to opaque
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.
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.