Amethyst, Auralite 23
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Mineralogy of Auralite 23 Amethyst
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate*
Chemical Composition: SiO2 (with numerous inclusions)
Color: Purple, Red
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Form/Habit: Normally pyramidal terminations, sometimes prismatic
Fracture: Conchoidal, uneven
Luminescence: Green, weak (short wave)
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Location: While Amethyst are found in numerous locations around the world, Auralite 23 is found exclusively in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada.
Mineral Family: Auralite 23 is a unique type of Amethyst found in Canada. Amethyst is the purple variety of Quartz, which is in turn a Silicate mineral, and belongs to the same family as Clear Quartz, Citrine, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz and Prasiolite. While Amethyst is the main mineral in Auralite 23, as the name indicates there can be up to 23 distinct minerals found as inclusions within this stone, making it more of a “rock” rather than a mineral. The average Auralite 23 crystal contains anywhere from 4-17 of the following minerals: Ajoite, Bronite, Cacoxenite, Chalcopyrite, Copper, Covellite, Epidote, Geothite, Gilalite, Gold, Hematite, Iron, Lepidocrosite, Limonite, Magnetite, Nickel, Platinum, Pyrite, Pyrolusite, Rutile, Shpalerite, Silver, and Titanite.
Formation: Normally Amethyst is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rocks. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals. Trace particles of iron within the silica acid gives Amethyst its purple color, otherwise the silica acid would transform into Clear Quartz. In the case of Auralite 23, additional traces of elements and minerals were floating in the silica acid and solidify within the Amethyst crystal.
Mining: Auralite 23 Amethyst is mined in exclusively in mines within the Boreal Forest near Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada. Most mines are small operations, the owners often mine the minerals by hand.
Enhancements: Lab-created Amethyst is widely available in the fine gemstone market and is primarily used for jewelry. However, most other Amethysts, including Auralite 23, may be considered fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
*The mineralogy information is based on pure Amethyst. Depending on the type and location of the minor inclusions, individual stones may differ slightly.
History of Auralite 23 Amethyst
Auralite 23 Amethyst is a new crystal for the metaphysical community and as such was not included in any of the ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. It may be included in some of the newest lapidaries. It’s energy was first widely described by Robert Simmons. Auralite 23 is primarily composed of purple Amethyst, with noticeable inclusions of red Hematite. It often occurs with beautiful chevron patterns.
Auralite 23 is mined near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, a district which has long produced beautiful Amethyst and Hematite specimens. According to some metaphysical sources, meteorites may have hit the area around Thunder Bay just prior to the Auralite 23’s creation, thus accounting for the unusually high amount of trace metals in the crystals. Unfortunately, this claim is not backed up by any clear scientific evidence.
Intriguingly, Auralite 23 Amethyst crystals have been successfully dated to as far back as 1.2 billion years ago. This makes them them one of the oldest gemstones available on the market! That dating means that these crystals would have formed around the same time that sexual reproduction was first documented in the fossil record, resulting in an evolutionary explosion among living creatures.
Photos: Auralite Canada
Healing Properties of Auralite 23 Amethyst
Spiritual: Auralite 23 Amethyst is an incredibly versatile crystal, helping us to work with high vibrational energies while staying deeply connected to our own bodies and the earth. It helps us to feel the presence of angels and other spirit guides, and to feel the Divine working in tandem with us in every aspect of our lives. Auralite 23 Amethyst increases psychic gifts and also teaches us how to better protect ourselves energetically. It is an excellent tool for meditation, helping to clear the mind and ground the body and can be used in shamanic rituals to cut away old negative karmic ties that hold us back from reaching our full potential. Auralite 23 Amethyst is also an excellent manifestation stone, helping us move from merely thinking and talking about the things we wish to accomplish, to actively engaging in the work and bringing our dreams into reality. Auralite 23 Amethyst is attuned to ALL Chakras and astrological signs. It is connected to the Wind and Earth and vibrates to all numbers.
Emotional: Auralite 23 Amethyst has an exceptionally peaceful energy, soothing our spirit during times of stress or worry. It helps us to see alternative paths, and to use our head, both intuitively and logically, to protect our heart from undue danger. Auralite 23 Amethyst strongly encourages us to make self-care a priority and to be much kinder to ourselves. It releases us from prejudices and unnecessary judgement and asks us to be equally compassionate towards others. Auralite 23 Amethyst reminds us to look around and see the many blessings in our current life. It further encourages us to meet each experience with a desire to be the best version of ourselves possible in that moment. Auralite 23 Amethyst’s energy sweetly nudges us to be more generous, loving and forgiving in all our relationships, including that most private one with ourselves.
Mental: Auralite 23 Amethyst is a wonderful stone for our minds, bringing clarity, focus, awareness and self-confidence. It removes any attachments to self-limitation and shows us a more expansive view of the world and our place in it. Auralite 23 Amethyst unites intuition with logic, and encourages us to focus on solving problems, rather than bemoaning their existence. This is one of the most powerful crystals to use when fighting against addictions of all sorts. It helps us to make peace with our past and present, and then to focus all of our energy on moving forward into a more beautiful future.
Physical: Auralite 23 Amethyst is primarily used to ease bruising, tension, as well as to treat problems associated with the circulatory system. It is often used by metaphysical healers to support the body during detoxes, and is said to be particularly supportive of the liver. Auralite 23 Amethyst is also used to treat a wide range of chronic conditions, including insomnia, and to help the body return to its original state of health and vitality. Auralite 23 Amethyst is also believed to help treat sexual dysfunctions, including those that have an emotional/mental root-cause, as well as those that are primarily physical.
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Ethically Sourced Auralite 23
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 clean and relatively short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, but no middlemen are involved.
This Auralite 23 comes from an small Amethyst mine in Thunder Bay, Canada.
Canada is one of the few countries that has adopted environmentally-friendly and sustainable mining practices.
Canada also has one of the safest mining standards in the world.
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This Auralite 23 was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business. They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.
Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally. They tend to get impatient with questions. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.
Auralite 23 Tumbled Stone
Color: Purple, with subtle inclusions. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Auralite 23 Amethyst
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