Kammererite

$32.00

Emotional Balance

Listen to the better angels of your nature.

Be kind to yourself and to other people.

Promote reasonable win-win solutions.

Become a true friend and a trusted ally.

Let Kammererite inspire a better life for all!

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Healing Properties of Kammererite

Spiritual:  Kammererite has a sweet, sensible and easygoing energy that is a joy to be around.  It inspires us to listen to the better angels of our nature and to be the kind of person we would be proud to call a friend.  Kammererite encourages us to take care of other people and to graciously allow other people to take care of us too.  It teaches us to engage in a pleasant give-and-take with others that is balanced and healthy, both in the short and long-term.  Kammererite reminds us that we are all in this crazy world together, so be kind to one another and help each other feel at home.  It sings of abundance, but not of greed.  Kammererite’s expansive energy encourages us to be generous in our thoughts and actions, considering both current needs and the needs of future generations.  It clears the aura and chakras and gives us endurance for our spiritual work.  Kammererite coaches us to have a good moral compass, but be flexible rather than rigid in our beliefs.  It remind us we are still learning and our beliefs must grow alongside us.  It is attuned to the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakras and is linked to the astrological signs of Virgo and Pisces.  It is connected to the Elements of Storm and Earth and vibrates to the Master Number 55.

Emotional:  Kammererite guides us to our higher heart’s wisdom.  It reminds us that many of our emotions and thoughts are transitory, like clouds in the sky, swiftly passing and often changing.  It is good to feel them and acknowledge their message, but a wise person is careful not to confuse them with something more permanent.  This is especially useful for emotions like irritation, boredom or infatuation, which are easily exaggerated if we ruminate upon them.  Kammererite teaches us to feel our emotions, but to judge ourselves and others by something greater and more permanent.  If emotions are clouds, our heart’s wisdom is as steady as a mountain.  It is something we can always rely on, even if the clouds cover it for a little while and it is difficult to see.  Kammererite reveals that our heart’s wisdom will always lead us forward in a way that is peaceful, balanced and kind.  It is a lovely stone for celebrating friendship and alliances.  It helps us be the kind of person that other people can rely on through thick and thin.

Mental: Kammererite encourages us to be very reasonable.  It supports collaboration, diplomacy and win-win solutions.  It clears away mental fog, so we can see situations accurately and not get distracted by unhelpful emotions.  It inspires logic and helps us to focus on the important details without getting distracted by anything inconsequential.  However, Kammererite reminds us to weigh the details carefully before deciding whether it’s important or inconsequential.  It teases us to not jump to conclusions too quickly, but neither to get lost in the weeds.  Instead, Kammererite helps us to be balanced and steady in our thinking and conclusions.  Kammererite councils us to consider both sides of each story and to be open to new perspectives.  It helps us to value truth and peace, more than the vindication of being right.  It encourages us to be flexible and optimistic, while still having a strong spine and a thoughtful mind.  Kammererite reminds us that for everyone to live in harmony, the balance between give-and-take needs to be appropriate for the current time and situation.

Physical:  Kammererite is recommended whenever we are feeling stiff.  This might mean we feel stiff in our thinking, clogged by a mental fogginess, a headache or a sinus infection.  Kammererite helps us to be patient with our suffering and to take appropriate action so we can feel better as soon as possible.  It reminds us that it’s normal to feel sad or irritable when we are sick and to be careful to not take those emotions out on other people.  If we feel stiff in our muscles, Kammererite reminds us to exercise and stretch our body more often.  It is a lovely talisman for yogis and dancers who want to be flexible and relaxed.  Kammererite is also a great talisman if we have a tendency to ignore our body’s needs, for example neglecting healthy habits or avoiding the doctor.  Kammererite inspires us to get back on track.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Kammererite

Mineral Family: Phyllosilicates (Chromium-bearing Clinochlore)

Kammererite, Kop Krom Mine, Turkey

Chemical Composition: Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8  
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Pink and purple
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Tabular, pseudohexagonal crystals
Fracture: Uneven
Gravity: 2.6-2.9
Hardness: 2.5
Luminescence: Unconfirmed, may be pale pink (long and short wave)
Luster: Pearly to greasy
Streak: Pale yellow
Transparency: Translucent to opaque

Location: Kammererite is a rare crystal but has been found in small deposits in numerous locations.  Beautiful specimens found in Austria, Ethiopia, Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Scotland, Turkey, United States (California, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington).

Mineral Family: Kammererite is chromium-bearing Clinochlore, a silicate mineral.  Silicate minerals are the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals.  In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites.  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.  Kammererite belongs to the Phyllosilicate group, whose tetrahedra connect at three corners to form hexagonal rings.  This group also includes such well-known minerals as Apophyllite, CavansiteChrysocollaFuchsiteLepidolite, Muscovite, PetalitePrehnite and Serpentine.

Associated Minerals: Uvarovite Garnet

Formation: Kammererites are formed by regional and contact metamorphism, when Igeneous rocks rich in Olivine and Chromium are transformed into Serpentine rocks.

Mining: Kammererite is mined in its primary location.  In a few sites, such as the Pembe Gule Mine and Kop Krom Mine in Turkey, Kammererite crystals are the primary mineral.  But in most sites, it is an accessary mineral and the main purpose of the mine is for Serpentine which may be mined for industrial or decorative uses. Kammererite is an extremely soft mineral and so can only be extracted using hand-tools.

Enhancements:  All Kammererites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms:  Chromium-bearing Clinochlore, Pink or Purple Serpentine

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Kammererite

History of Kammererite

Kammererite is a rare crystal and not widely known in the metaphysical community.  Although it can form gorgeous crystals, it is so soft that it not suitable for jewelry and so is rarely in demand by gemologists.  Kammererite was included in at least one 20th century lapidary, texts about gemstones and their powers.  It is a purple-pink variety of a Clinochlore, a Chlorite mineral.

Alexander II as a young man, a painting by George Dawe

Kammererite was first studied in 1841 by the Finish mineralogist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld (1792-1866).  During his early life, Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden, but for most of his professional career, Finland belonged to Imperial Russia. Nordenskiöld studied and described numerous new minerals from Scandinavia and Russia, including the rare color-changing gemstone Alexanderite, which was named in honor of the Russian crown prince, the future Tsar Alexander II (1818-1881).

Nordenskiöld named Kammererite after his colleague in St Petersburg, August Alexander Kämmerer (1789-1858).  Kämmerer  was a mountain chemist and pharmacist who worked at the Mining Department of Russia.  A mountain chemist is someone who studies minerals and elements, in order to better understand their affect on the human body.  Kämmerer founded the first pharmacy in St. Petersburg and was a science teacher to the royal children, including crown-prince Alexander.

Alexander II benefited from his education and became a good ruler.  He earned the title “The Liberator” for emancipating Russia’s serfs.  He significantly reformed Russia’s judiciary system, encouraged local self-government, and lifted many of the restrictions on the Jewish population.  The Tsar was pragmatic fiscally and militarily.  He sold Alaska to the United States for the equivalent of $133 million, because the colony was losing money and if he sold it he wouldn’t have to worry about defending an overseas territory if war broke out.

Ethically Sourced Kammererite

 

The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is short.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.

 

 

The Mine

This Kammererite was artisanally-mined in Orissa, India.

The exact mine is unknown, but it would have a low environmental impact and be fairly safe for workers.  

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

The Lapidary

This Kammererite was polished in Mumbai, India.    

The Lapidary is owned by two long-time friends and business partners.

Unusual for India, factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

Sourcing Relationship

I first met one of the owners of the lapidary at the Denver Gem Show in 2017.  Our first encounter was short since it was my last day of shopping and I had already spent most of my budget.  But their tumbled stock was the highest quality I had ever seen.  A few months later we met again in Tucson and this time I made sure to see them at the beginning of the show!

In 2019, at the Tucson Gem Show, I was able to sit down with both owners and have a lengthy conversation about sourcing.  Unlike most vendors, they were willing to speak with me in-depth about how they make sure their business is ethical.  We talked about individual mines they source from both in India as well as how they source from other countries.  We also talked about how they treat their own workers and about the links between business, karma and God.   Their willingness to talk and their pleasure at the conversation makes me eager to continue to develop and deepen this relationship.

Safe Handling of Kammererite

 

 

Kammererite

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Kammererite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: India

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Vivid purple on a black and/or white matrix.  Occasionally the white may be a whiteish-green.
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular shapes
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is .6 oz / 17 g / 85 carats.
  • Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Reviews

  1. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The Kammererite is a new stone to me, so I had to go to your website and read up about it. I’m so grateful for the information you provide! I love the gentle purple swirls and the weight of the stone as I hold it. It brings me joy. Thank you!

  2. Tracey R (Maryland)

    My stones showed up yesterday but I didn’t get a chance to unwrap them until this morning. I love getting stones from you. They always have such a lovely energy. I tell you what. The barite and Kammerite gave me such a rush I got dizzy. I haven’t had that happen in awhile. These stones were definitely the medicine I need right now.

  3. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The Kammererite is a new stone to me, I’m so grateful for the information you provide! I love the gentle purple swirls and the weight of the stone as I hold it. It brings me joy, but it’s more balanced and gentle to me

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