Dumortierite

PEACEFUL MIND

Connect to the Divine and be inspired.

Have a positive attitude and feel hopeful.

Be brave and do what needs to be done. 

Heal your mind and create healthy habits. 

Let Dumortierite inspire new clarity & vision!

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Healing Properties of Dumortierite

Spiritual: Dumortierite is a powerful aid for psychic perceptions including clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience.  It can be used to open and enhance intuitive abilities as well as to help us to accept our gifts and feel empowered within them.  Dumortierite brings inspiration, prophetic dreams, and messages from our spirit guides.  It also shows us how us to more clearly verbalize our spiritual ideas and beliefs. This combination of inspiration and verbalization makes it an especially good crystal ally for astrologists, tarot readers, and other spiritually-based interpreters. Dumorteirite is attuned to the Third Eye Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Leo.  It is connected to the Element of Wind and vibrates to the number 4.

Emotional: Dumortierite is a calm, happy, comforting stone that helps us to trust that everything is unfolding as it should, even if we don’t understand the Divine Plan yet.  It encourage us to relax and it heightens emotional intelligence.  If we feel like fear is driving us into a panic, Dumortierite helps us to calm down, breath deeply, and look at our fear logically.  Dumortierite gives us courage to move through the dark times in our lives and have faith that we will emerge safely on the other side.  It helps us to stand up for ourselves and have emotional stamina.  Dumortierite also encourages us to see “outsiders” as friends we simply haven’t met yet, and to be actively inclusive of others.

Mental: Dumortierite brings mental clarity. It encourages us to keep our perspective open and be willing to look at situations from other points of view.  Dumortierite can help us to recognize compulsive behavior and our own bad habits and to calmly shift them towards a more healthy way of being.  It reduces illogical stubbornness and increases patience and curiosity.  Dumortierite is an excellent stone for enhancing pure mental abilities including linguistic skills, mathematics, abstract thinking, etc. making it an excellent totem for students and scholars.   Dumortierite encourages memory retention, teaches problem-solving skills and invites us to look at problems as interesting challenges rather than difficult obstacles.

Physical: Dumortierite is used by metaphysical healers to treat forgetfulness and other “foggy” mental disorders as well as OCD.  It is also believe to help reduce headaches, epilepsy and vision problems.  Dumortierite is said to be helpful in treating addictions of all sorts.  Metaphysical healers can also use Dumortierite to enhance their own skills and provide insight into the base cause of a condition, so that it can be understood and treated.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Dumortierite

Dumortierite, Beraketa Commune, Tuléar Province, Madagascar

Mineral Family: Garnet Group

Chemical Composition: (Al,Fe)7(BO3)(SiO4)3O3
Cleavage: Distinct, Imperfect
Color: Blue-black, Pink-red, brown, green
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Form/Habit: Fiberous aggregates
Fracture: Uneven, brittle
Gravity: 3.2-3.4
Hardness: 7-8
Luminescence: Yellowish-white (long wave) / Blueish-white (short wave)
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White, blueish-white
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location:  Dumortierite deposits have been found in Austria, Botswana, Brazil, California, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Norway, Peru, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden and the United States (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada)

Mineral Family:  Dumortierite belongs to the Silicate family. 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. Dumortierite is in the Nesosilicate family, which have isolated tetrahedra, (tetrahedra which are not connected to each other). Other Nesosilicates include the entire Garnet family, KyanitePeridot and Topaz.

Associated Minerals: Clear Quartz, Kyanite, Epidote, Hematite, Muscovite

Formation:  Dumortierite is typically formed in aluminum-rich metamorphic rocks, created by contact metamorphism.  Dumortierite is occasionally found in boron-rich igneous rocks.

Mining: Dumortierite is a secondary mineral found in aluminum-ore mines and garnet mines.  It is used in manufacturing high-grade porcelain and ceramics, as well as an ornamental stone.

Enhancements:  All Dumortierites may be considered fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, or polishing.

Synonyms:  None

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Dumortierite

History of Dumortierite

Dumortierite was discovered relatively recently and so is not included in any ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts that describe stones and their powers.

Dumortierite was named after the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (1801-1876).  He had spent the first part of his life working as gilder, applying a thin layer of gold or silver to decorative items.  By the age of 50, he was financially secure enough to retire from this career and focus full time on his passion for geology and paleontology.  He amassed an impressive collection of fossils and also wrote a four volume paleontological work for the Rhone-Alps region of eastern France.  Upon his death he bequeathed his fossil collection to the Natural History Museum in Lyons.  In 1881, a new blue mineral was found in the Rhone-Alps and was named in his honor.

Mount Blanc (The White Mountain), Rhodes-Alps, France

        Photos: Mont Blanc

Ethically Sourced Dumortierite

 

The Miners tumble and polish their own stock.

The Miners sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is exceptionally short and clean.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.

The Mine and Lapidary are owned by the same family.

 

 

The Mine

This Dumortierite comes from a small family-owned mine in southern Peru.  

It causes only minor environmental damage and has safe conditions for workers. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

The Lapidary

This Dumortierite was polished in Lima, Peru.    

The business is owned by a pair of brothers, one manages the mine, while the other manages the lapidary.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

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

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I first met the owner of the mine and lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona.  At that time, he was set up with a single table and the only major Gem Show he attended was in Tucson.  While most lapidaries sell their tumbled stone in pre-packaged bags by the pound or kilo, this seller allowed me to cherry pick through his stock and buy only the best.  Since then, his spot in Tucson has expanded to four tables under a tent and he now sells at two of the major European shows.  It has been fun to watch our businesses grow.     

In 2018, I asked the owner if he would be willing to help connect me with a rural school in Peru near his mine.  I told him that I wanted to “give back” to the communities that provided these beautiful crystals.  He was pleased by my request and later that year introduced me to the principle of a suitable Peruvian school.  We hope to begin supporting this school in the 2020-2021 school year.

Safe Handling of Dumortierite

Dumortierite

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Dumortierite

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: Peru

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

Details:

  • Color: Blue with small dark blue spots
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Rounded
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is 1 oz / 28 g / 141 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

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