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Mineralogy of Golden Labradorite
Mineral Family: Feldspar
Chemical Composition: NaAISI3 O8] to CaAl2 Si2 O8
Color: Pale yellow
Crystal System: Triclinic
Fracture: Uneven, splintery, brittle
Luminescence: Violet (long wave) / Red (short wave)
Transparency: Translucent, opaque
Location: While Labradorite can be found in several locations around the world, the only known deposits for Golden Labradorite are located in Mexico and the United States (Texas).
Mineral Family: Labradorite is a Feldspar, which is in turn 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). There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Feldspar is a large mineral family in its own right and is subdivided into Alkali Feldspars (rich in Potassium – for example, Amazonite) and Plagioclase Feldspars (rich in Calcium – for example, Sunstone). Labradorite is a Plagioclase Feldspar. Golden Labradorite is a rare form of Labradorite that is pale yellow and lacks the “flash” associated with the more common grey/green Labradorite.
Formation: Labradorite forms in igneous rocks such as Basalt and Gabbo. It grows in crystalline masses that can range in size from microscopic to over a yard or more in length. On rare occasions, it may grow as tabular crystals. Golden Labradorite
Mining: Golden Labradorite is typically mined from the surface of the earth, found crystallized in grey Basalt which has weathered out on slopes of hillsides in Mexico and Texas, USA.
Enhancements: All Labradorites on the market are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting and polishing.
Synonyms: Yellow Labradorite, Yellow Feldspar, Spectrolite, Anorthite, Bytownite
History of Golden Labradorite
Golden Labradorite is one of the newest crystals on the metaphysical market. So new in fact that many people wonder if it’s even “real” or if its just a pale quartz or topaz. Simple mineralogy tests reveal that this unique gem is in fact a Plagioclase Feldspar, making it closely related to the more traditional form of Labradorite as well as some forms of Moonstone.
Grey/green Labradorite was first documented in the late eighteenth century in Labrador, Canada, from which it gets its name. This Labradorite displays brilliant flashes of iridescent blue, green and gold, a play of colors known as “labradorescence” or “Schller Effect.” This effect is caused by the scattering of light on thin layers of a secondary Feldspar that has grown on top of an initial Feldspar. While Labradorite is typically a greyish-green or blue stone, it can also be white or pale yellow. White Labradorite with a colorful flash is more often called Rainbow Moonstone. Yellow or Golden Labradorite unfortunately does not display the flashing Schller Effect.
Labradorite was not included in any of the ancient lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers, but is included in many modern ones. Golden Labadorite may occasionally be mentioned as a brief subsection of grey/green Labradorite.
For more information see: Labradorite
Photos: Canadian Labradorite
Healing Properties of Golden Labradorite
Spiritual: Golden Labradorite evokes the energy of the sun and the vibration of the Sacred Masculine. It inspires confidence and trust, encouraging us to come into the Light and be the remarkable person we were always meant to become. Golden Labradorite is a stone of Great Magic, awakening our natural gifts and connecting us to a mysterious world in which all things are possible. It amplifies psychic gifts of all sorts, increases intuition and connects us to Universal Energies. It offers protection during ritual work and can help us to smoothly move between realms. Golden Labradorite is a particularly powerful crystal when used in ritual work for manifesting success or transformation. Golden Labradorite is attuned to ALL the Chakras, with special attention to the Solar Plexus Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Leo, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. It is connected to the element of Wind; and vibrates to the numbers 6 and 7.
Emotional: Golden Labradorite encourages us to trust our intuition and our heart, and to have faith in our own ability to succeed in any endeavor we dedicate ourselves to. It inspires self-confidence, courage and being pro-active rather then re-active. During times of stress and turmoil, it helps us to stay calm and to focus on solving any problem as quickly and compassionately as possible. Golden Labadorite reminds us to take other people’s needs into account, rather than simply doing whatever we want. It helps us to reach our own full potential, but also to help other people reach theirs. Golden Labadorite inspires us to lead by example, and to have our actions, words, and beliefs all be in alignment. It is a particularly good stone to work with while undergoing therapy, as it can help us to shed negative energy, particularly fear or shame, and increase our confidence and trust levels.
Mental: Golden Labradorite stimulates the imagination and creativity, while also encouraging analysis and logic. It invites us to see the world with a child-like wonder and to be more curious about the natural and spiritual worlds. It encourages us to ask more questions and to be open to unusual answers as long as they have a rational basis. Golden Labradorite also deepens self-reflection and contemplation, linking intellectual thought processes with intuitive wisdom. It is a valuable tool during times of transition and transformation, helping us to calming shift into new modes of thinking and behaving.
Physical: Labradorite is said to alleviate colds and other winter illnesses such as rheumatism and gout. It is most often used by metaphysical healers when the cause of an illness or a physical complaint is unknown or not following the usual medical progression. Labradorite can be used to find the hidden patterns and reveal the appropriate treatment. It is also believed to lower blood pressure and help the body stay healthy during times of high stress and transition. Golden Labadorite in particular is thought to be especially good for illness and injuries affecting the lower half of the body.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Golden Labraodrite
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 relatively short and clean.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with one middleman involved.
This Golden Labradorite is from a small mine in northern Mexico, most likely in Chihuahua or Durango.
The exact deposit is unknown, and most likely had safe conditions for workers,
and caused only minor environmental damage.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Golden Labradorite 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.
Golden Labradorite Tumbled Stone
Color: Pale gold. 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 Golden Labradorite
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