Gain common sense and access deeper wisdom.
Be holistically guided in healing and self-growth.
Combine unconditional love with “tough love.”
Live independently and inspire others to do so.
Let Fuchsite reveal your own great self-worth!
Mineralogy of Fuchsite
Mineral Family: Phyllosilicates
Chemical Composition: K(Cr,Al)2(AlSi3)O10(OH,F)2
Cleavage: Perfect basal
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Massive or pseudomorphous
Luminescence: Yes, green
Luster: Vitreous to pearly
Transparency: Tranparent to opaque
Location: Fuchsite deposits are located in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, and the United States (California, Colorado, Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, and Virginia).
Mineral Family: Fuchsite is a variety of Muscovite, or common mica, a member of the Silicate family. 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. Fuchsite belongs to the Phyllosilicate group, which includes many different types of mica minerals, including Lepidolite (purple mica) and Biotite (black mica). The Phyllosilicate group also includes such diverse minerals as Chrysocolla, Prehnite, and Serpentine.
Formation: Fuchsite is type of mica containing Chromium. It is formed when hydrothermal solutions replace carbonates in Gold deposits. It may also form in metamorphic rocks which also bear Rubies, creating a combination stone called simply Ruby Fuchsite.
Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock. The principle purpose for most mines that produce Fuchsite is typically either Gold or Rubies. As such, the appearance of Fuchsite on surface boulders is an indicator to prospectors that a valuable mineral thread may be nearby.
Enhancements: All Fuchsites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Fuchsite
Fuchsite was discovered relatively recently by the metaphysical community and so its healing properties are still being explored. It was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. Fuchsite was first described in 1842 by German geologist, Karl F. Emil von Schafhäutl (1803-1890), a professor at the University of Munich. He named the green stone Fuchsite to honor Johann Nepomuk von Fuchs (1774-1856) an Austrian mineralogist who was the curator for the mineralogy collection in Munich.
Photos: Johann Nepomuk von Fuchs
Healing Properties of Fuchsite
Spiritual: Fuchsite is an incredibly sensible and practical stone that helps us to deftly understand situations and get right to the heart of the matter. It shines a light on our own spiritual path, helping us to move forward and to grow as individuals. It also helps us to feel more comfortable allowing other people to walk their own path, including those paths that are very different from our own. Fuchsite sensibly grounds us, reminding us to attend to our own business and to let the rest of the world be if no real harm is being done. Fuchsite can also help us to explore past lives, especially those in which negative patterns from one life repeat in our current life. Fuchsite helps us to understand and process through the old pattern and put it to rest for good. Fuchsite is an especially excellent talisman for hedgewitches and herbalists. Fuchsite is attuned to the Root and Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Aquarius. It is connected to the Element of Earth and vibrates to the number 9.
Emotional: Fuchsite helps us to understand our relationships and interactions with other people, and to determine whether or not these relationship patterns are healthy. Anyone who continually falls into the role of the martyr, the victim, or even the rescuer, can use Fuchsite to break out of that rut and create a new and happier identity. Fuchsite teaches us to recognize our own true value and to move past codependency and stand on our own two feet. Fuchsite can also help us to stay firm and show “tough love” when appropriate, even if our hearts long to just forgive and forget. Fuchsite reminds us that the greatest love we can show another person is to give them room to grow, to make mistakes if needed, and to become wiser for the experience. Fuchsite is very helpful for parents with teenagers or young adults who struggle to let their children fly free.
Mental: Fuchsite helps us to closely examine our habits and routines, and to adjust them as necessary for optimal physical and mental health. It can show us how to balance our work and personal lives, and to use our time appropriately, in harmony with our real priorities. After stressful or tense situations, Fuchsite helps us to quickly re-ground and feel peaceful and easy in our own minds.
Physical: Fuchsite is an excellent stone for all types of healers and health practitioners, regardless of whether their focus is metaphysical, emotional, or physical healing. It reminds us to take a practical and holistic approach to healing the body and spirit, and to remember that patients are complex individuals who deserve comprehensive care. Fuchsite is believed to help treat carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive injuries. It is commonly used by metaphysical healers to treat the musculoskeletal system.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Fuchsite
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 and clean.
The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.
This Fuchsite comes from an industrial gold mine in Peru.
The exact mine is unknown, but would have relatively safe conditions for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Fuchsite was polished in Peru.
The Lapidiary is part of a larger business that specializes in metal exploration for Peruvian industrial mines.
Mining byproducts are polished and sold to collectors.
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
I purchased from this source a few times during the earlier years of my business. They sell a variety of polished stones from Peru, including tumbled stones. It is a large company and I have never met the owner. I chose to purchase from them based on my knowledge of Peruvian mining practices.
I’ve since learned that while the company is based in Peru and deals only in Peruvian stones, it is in fact owned by a private tech company based in Australia and Hong Kong. The tech company specializes in an augmented reality social shopping app. When it is time to restock this stone, I would like to find a smaller source.
Fuchsite Tumbled Stone
Color: Green. 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 Fuchsite
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