Danburite

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Connect with Angels and gentle Spirit Guides.

Be true to yourself & in the flow with others.

Live gracefully and take yourself more lightly.

Love yourself and everyone wholeheartedly.

Let Danburite inspire you to open your heart!

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Healing Properties of Danburite

Spiritual: Danburite has a very soft and high vibration which brings peace to our mind and heart.  It provides a connection between us and the Divine and all the angelic realms.  Danburite is particularly good for helping us to feel the presence of our loved ones who have passed over.  It promises us that anything that we don’t understand right now, will one day be made clear and until then, we are being watched over, guided and loved.  Danburite is one of the very best stones for reiki healers to work with.  It is also an excellent meditation crystal especially for serious seekers of enlightenment.  Danburite is attuned to the Heart (4th) and Crown (7th) Chakras and linked to astrological sign of Leo.  It is connected to the element of Wind and vibrates to the number 4.

Emotional: Danburite is very soothing to the emotional body.  It supports us so that we can let our light shine bright, regardless of any pain in our past or present.  It comforts us when we are grieving, helps us to feel safe when we are scared, and encourages us to let go of resentment and anger.  Danburite teaches us how to let go of any negativity that is trapped inside us and how to release anything which no longer serves us.  It is particularly good at helping us move forward when we feel trapped by our past.  Danburite gently pushes us until we get moving again and then smooths the path before us.

Mental: Danburite helps us to recognize how our spiritual leanings and our earthy mission can be combined.  It shows us how to be of service to the world and how to do our part to elevate the vibration of the planet and our species.  It invites us to sit down with an open-mind and open-heart.  It encourages us to be more interested in truly understanding something, rather than insisting on being right regardless of the facts.  Danburite offers us gifts of patience and serenity.  It can also be used to facilitate lucid dreaming.

Physical: Danburite is recommended for anyone suffering from a difficult illness or chronic condition.  It lends us its calm and hopeful energy, making it easier to be patient with our body and our healthcare team.  Danburite reminds us that the body is very complex and modern medicine is still an evolving science.  It’s okay if we don’t understand everything or know exactly what to do.  Danburite encourages us to try various healing modalities to see what works.  If something doesn’t work, Danburite helps us to set it aside and try something else.  Danburite is also a sweet talisman for the liver and gallbladder.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Danburite

Danburite Crystal, Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Mineral Family: Sorosilicates

Chemical Composition: CaB2Si2O8
Cleavage: Indistinct
Color: Colorless, pink, yellow
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Form/Habit: Prismatic
Fracture: Subconchoidal to uneven
Gravity: 3.0
Hardness: 7-7.5
Luminescence: Blue, weak
Luster: Vitreous to greasy
Streak: White
Transparency: Translucent to opaque

Location: High-quality Danburite has been found in Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), and Russia.  It has also been found in Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Iran, Italy, Japan, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania and the United States (California, Connecticut, New York).

Mineral Family: Danburite is a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals form 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. Danburite belongs to the sorosilicate family, in which two tetrahedral groups share a single oxygen molecule. It is closely related to DragonstoneEpidote, Tanzanite, ThuliteVesuvianite and Zoisite.

Associated Minerals: ChalcopyriteFluorite, Smoky Quartz, and Sapphire

Formation: Danburite is typically formed by low-temperature contact metamorphism. It is sometimes found in Quartz veins and pegmites.

Mining: Danburite is mined at its primary deposit, as a secondary mineral within mines.

Enhancements: Danburites are fully natural and have been enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing,

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Danburite

History of Danburite

Danburite, Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Danburite is a relatively new stone for the metaphysical community.  As a result it is not included in any of the ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.  It is, however, included in most modern lapidaries because of its high vibration.

Danburite was first described in 1839, by the American mineralogist Charles Upham Shephard (1804-1886).  During his lifetime he had one of the largest mineral and meteorite collections in the United States.  He was a professor of Natural History at Yale University and helped create a geological survey of Connecticut in 1835.  During this survey, several new minerals were discovered, including Danburite.  The original Danburites were not gem-quality, but rather a dull white-yellow stone.  He named it after the small town of Danbury, Connecticut where it was found.

Photos: Danburite

Ethically Sourced Danburite

 

The Miners sell to a Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells to a US Wholesaler/Importer. 

The Importer sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is complicated but likely clean.

The Mine is in one country, the wholesaler is in another.

 

 

The Mine

This Danburite was mined in Charcas, Mexico and would be relatively safe for miners.

The crystals most likely come from artisanal miners with permission to enter an industrial mining location.

The polymetallic skarn deposit would be rich in metals such as Copper and Iron, but also minerals like Danburite.

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary & Export Company

This Danburite was imported by a US mineral wholesaler.    

The Importer is a husband and wife business without any employees.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I first met this wholesaler on the last day of the 2017 Denver Gem Show.  I took one glance at their booth and realized that we buy from many of the same sources.  We also love the same size of stones and the same high quality.  But while virtually every other source sells in bulk bags, this wholesaler allows me to handpick the best and leave the rest.  We are usually pretty good at playing by the rules of the mineral industry and don’t discuss sourcing.  But I know.  And they know, I know.  And I know, they know, I know.   We’re a very knowledgeable group.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, this relationship has deepened considerably since I have been able to restock with them when it’s impossible to buy from my usual suppliers in South Africa and China.  This wholesaler has built up a considerable crystal stockpile that they are sharing with me.  They invite me to their home and allow me to handpick for hours.  When the shopping is done, we share a bottle of wine and talk.  Lately we’ve been breaking the rules of the industry – we’re talking quietly but openly about ethical sourcing.

Safe Handling of Danburite

Danburite

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Danburite

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: Mexico

Polishing Method: Natural. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: White, may include rainbows
  • Polish: Natural
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Rough natural
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Small is between 1 – 1.5 in / 25 – 38 mm
    • Large is a chunkier 1.5 in / 38 mm
  • Transparency: Translucent
  • Weight: Average weight varies
    • Small is 0.3 oz / 8.5 g / 42 carats
    • Large is 0.6 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. Caroline B. (Canada)

    The crystals arrived safe & sound. Thank you! They are beautiful as always!

  2. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    This Danburite is more lovely than I can express in words. It looks clear in some lights and subtly pink-peach in others, and when held in Sunlight it’s full of flash and rainbows. I also love that it’s a point, but not sharp enough to poke through a cloth bag or pocket. And it stands up! Its energy is as exquisitely bright yet gentle as it looks, a powerful yet subtle, enigmatic, loving energy. This stone seems likely to prove among the most important to my work of all those I have.

  3. Mary Lou S. (Texas)

    They just arrived in perfect conduction, they are beautiful.

  4. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    It’s gorgeous with its dazzling internal angles and rainbows and its subtle pink color, but even more than its beauty, wow is it one powerful stone! And the perfect one for me just now.

  5. Brenda D. (Illinois)

    I received my crystals this afternoon and they are so beautiful and amazing!! I will definitely mediate with each of them. Your kind words are appreciated more than you know and have lifted me up in a special way. Also, can’t wait to brew my tea. Thank you for this nice touch and my beautiful crystal stones.

  6. Paul K. (Massachusetts)

    Received them yesterday. They all have a clear and powerful energy and I am super happy with them. Most of all: I didn’t need to cleanse them energetically, as I typically need to with stones from most other sources. You do a great job! Will definitely order again!

  7. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    I adore the white danburite! It’s so much prettier in person than I thought it would be, and I love how it looks like a polished crystal point! Since you mentioned it, I had to go looking for the slight pink, and under the right light, I found it! Very cool!

  8. Laurie W. (Nevada)

    The are gorgeous. I am so pleased. Thanks for taking extra time to pick a matching set.

  9. Vicki H. (Texas)

    I just wanted to let you know I received my crystals and they are absolutely beautiful!!! They are some of the strongest crystals I have ever owned. It was wonderful feel their charged energy right out of the box.

  10. Maryn H. (Florida)

    Seamless transaction, excellent product, excellent seller. Thank you! AAA+++

  11. Patricia W. (California)

    Thank you so much. All the stones are beautiful, and were wrapped like the jewels they are. You’ll definitely be hearing from me when it’s time to buy more stones.

  12. Regina V. (Florida)

    Best stones found here with this seller.

  13. Amanda F. (Alabama)

    Great seller! Beautiful stone. Excellent experience.

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