Eudialyte

Loving Kindness

Embrace and follow your true “Heart Path”.

Realize the vastness of your real worth.

Be more present within your own body.

Accept gifts of abundance from the Divine.

Let Eudialtyte inspire you to treat yourself well!

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Mineralogy of Eudialyte

Eudialyte, Putelichorr Mt, Russia

Mineral Family: Cyclosilicates

Chemical Composition: Na15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3SiO(O,OH,H2O)(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)2
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Red, Green, Brown
Crystal System: Triagonal
Form/Habit: Prismatic to uneven
Fracture: Uneven
Gravity: 2.74-3.1
Hardness: 5-6
Luminescence: None
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White to pale pink
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

 

Location:  Eudialyte is mainly mined in Canada, Greenland and Russia.  Additional deposits are located in Brazil, Guina, Madagascar, Namibia, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and the United States (Arkansas).

Mineral Family:  Eudialyte is 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. Eudialyte belongs to the Cyclosilicate group which includes the Beryls (AquamarineEmerald, and Morganite) as well as Iolite, Sugilite and Tourmaline.

Associated Minerals: Sodalite

Formation:  Eudialyte is formed in silica-poor but alkaline-rich igneous rocks.

Mining:  Eudialyte is mainly mined as a minor ore for Zirconium and rare earth metals.  Occasionally gemstone quality crystals are found for jewelers and collectors.

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

Synonyms:  Almandine Spar, Sami Blood

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Eudialyte

History of Eudialyte

Eudialyte is a relative new stone for the metaphysical community and as such is not included in any of the older lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.  It’s name comes from the Greek, eu dialytos meaning “well decomposable” a reference to the fact that this mineral readily dissolves in acid.  Eudialyte was formally described in 1819 from a deposit in Greenland.  Other significant deposits were soon identified on the Kola Peninsula of Russia and on Mont Sainte-Hilaire in Quebec, Canada.  More recently, Eudialyte deposits have been found in Brazil, various countries in southern Africa, and in Arkansas, USA.

The Sami, the indigenous people of the Arctic Circle, whose territory includes the Kola Penninsula of Russia as well as northern Finland, Norway, and Sweden, have known about Eudialyte for many centuries.  To them, Eudialyte’s proper name is “Sami Blood”.  According to Sami folklore, once upon a time the Sami fought with Swedish soldiers and many of Sami were killed.  Their blood was scattered across the tundra were the battle took place.  This blood froze and formed the beautiful red stone.

Sami herder with Reindeer

Photos: Sami

Healing Properties of Eudialyte

Spiritual: Eudialyte invites us to see ourselves through the eyes of the Divine and to know ourselves to be truly beautiful, worthy, and capable of following our Hearts’ Path.  Eudialyte activates our life force and opens our heart, linking them directly together so that we are inspired to greatness.  It teaches us to recognize and honor our gifts and to share them with the world.  Eudialyte is an excellent stone for manifesting abundance and moving from merely surviving into truly thriving.  It is attuned to the Root and Heart Chakras and linked to astrological sign of Virgo. It is connected to the Element of Earth and Water and vibrates to the number 8.

Emotional: Eudialyte encourages us to have a warrior spirit and to recognize our own bravery and excellent self-worth.  It helps us to be present in the moment and to feel hopeful for the future.  Eudialyte vanquishes fear, softens sorrow, and dissolves scarcity-thinking. It helps us to remove any emotional blocks which prevents us from moving forward in a positive direction.  Eudialyte encourages us to be generous with our love, money, time and other resources.  But never to the point where it is detrimental to our own health and well-being!  Instead Eudialyte teaches us to give from a place of abundance and love, while also having sensible and strong boundaries.  During times of conflict, Eudialyte helps us to resolve issues quickly and fairly and then return to a state of emotional harmony and peace.

Mental:  Eudialyte teaches us to think clearly and proactively.  It helps us resist the urge to engage in destructive self-criticism.  It erases boredom and invites us to be more curious, creative and intellectual engaged.  Eudialyte is an excellent stone for anyone who wants to change the world, such as social activists, entrepreneurs and other dreamers and risk-takers.  It is also an excellent stone for anyone with a hectic lifestyle who needs to pause and re-assess priorities and activities.  Eudialyte helps us to dismiss activities and tasks which are not necessary and to work more effectively on the rest.  It also invites us to better enjoy the process – to enjoy the mental stimulation of working towards a goal and finding satisfaction in a job well done.  Eudialyte unites our life force with our heart so that our work is a pleasure and our work is indeed love made visible.

Physical: Eudialyte encourages us to be body-positive and not engage in shame or guilt about our outer appearance.  It asks us to be more loving towards our own body and to stay grounded in our body and in the present moment.  Eudialyte is used by metaphysical healers to treat the pancreas as well as disorders associated with the nervous system, such as ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s.  For the elderly or critically ill, Eudialyte is said to help ease the passage between life and death, and to enable a person to die with dignity.  Conversely, it is also believed to help to stabilize and strengthen the life force of premature babies and critically ill infants and children.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Ethically Sourced Charoite

 

The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Exporter sells to a 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, with one middleman involved. 

 

 

The Mine

This Eudialyte is a byproduct of an industrial Phosphate mine on the Kola Penninsula, Russia. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Eudialyte 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

 

Sourcing Relationship

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.

Handling Radioactive Crystals

Eudialyte is a naturally radioactive stone because it contains minor traces of Uranium, a radioactive element, in its mineral composition.  But is it safe to handle?

The short answer is – Yes.  It’s safe to handle Eudialyte.  

To understand why, we need to understand chemical composition and how many mrems (doses of radiation) we can be safely exposed to.

 

Understanding Mineral Chemical Composition

Eudialyte’s chemical composition is Na15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3SiO(O,OH,H2O)(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl) This means, that it is mainly composed of the elements Sodium, Calcium, Zirconium, and Silicon Monoxide.  Each minerals’ chemical composition is based on the major elements present within it.  But there are often minor elements inside a mineral too.

For comparison, think about the ingredient list on the package of a store-bought granola bar.   The major ingredients are listed by name – ‘oats’, ‘sugar’, ‘flour’, ‘palm oil’, ‘honey’, etc.  The last ingredient might be something like ‘natural flavors’, which are various spices and essential oils.  While present, they are included in such tiny amounts that they aren’t listed individually.  The same idea is true for mineral compositions.  The major ingredients are listed by name, while the minor ones are basically ignored.

One of Eudialyte’s minor elements is the naturally-radioactive element Uranium.  This may sound scary, until you realize that bananas are also naturally mildly-radioactive due to their high potassium content!

 

What’s the Real Risk of Handling Eudialyte?

The Eudialtyes sold at Moonrise Crystals are approximately 1 inch in length and weigh around 15 grams.

If you held one of these Eudialytes in your hand everyday, all day and night, for a year you would absorb 261 mrems of radioactive energy.

For perspective, radiologists who works in a hospital, can be safely exposed to 50,000 mrems on their hands very year.  A lethal dose of radioactivity is 500,000 mrems.

Photos: Radiologists

Eudialyte Tumbled Stone

Color: Pink, green and black.   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 Eudialyte

Reviews

  1. Marie C. (Missouri)

    Such a grounding and loving energy with this stone. Julie is the kindest person and always chooses the perfect crystal. Just gorgeous! Thank you 🙂

  2. Judy P. (New York)

    I love, love, love, my new crystal friends. All the stones I’ve ever bought from you have the best energy! Thank you for all you do

  3. Estelle V. (France)

    For some reason this beautiful stone feels a bit mystic 🙂 can’t wait to work with it. Thank you Julie for your always amazing stones and your seriousness, dedication and awesomeness.

  4. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Mysterious and beautiful stone with a beautifully contrasting colors! Excellent customer service and fast shipping! Thank you!

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