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Mineralogy of Labradorite
Mineral Family: Feldspar
Chemical Composition: NaAISI3 O8] to CaAl2 Si2 O8
Color: Dark gray to grey-black with colorful iridescence
Crystal System: Triclinic
Fracture: Uneven, splintery, brittle
Luminescence: Violet (long wave) / Red (short wave)
Transparency: Translucent, opaque
Location: Labradorite deposits are found in Brazil, Canada, Finland, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
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.
Formation: Labradorite is formed in mafic 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 grows tabular crystals. Labradorite is characterized by multiple layers of Feldpsar that grow on top of one another. When light shins through these thin layers it results in a brilliant play of iridescence color, known as the “Schiller effect”. The most common colors are blue, green and gold. But depending on the local, the pink, purple and a rainbow of colors may also be seen.
Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits still having their original relationship with the host rock.
Enhancements: All Labradorites on the market are natural enhanced only by tumbling, cutting and polishing. Their iridescent colors are fully natural.
History of Labradorite
Labradorite is a relatively new stone for the metaphysical community and was not included in any of the ancient lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. True Labradorite was first documented in the late eighteenth century in Labrador, Canada, from which it gets its name. 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. Labradorite is typically a greyish-green or blue stone, but can also be white or even colorless.
Labradorite was first documented in 1770 on Paul’s Island in Labrador, Canada. Labrador is located in north-eastern Canada, and is still mostly populated by First Nation peoples. According to one Eskimo legend, long ago in the ancient days the flashing Northern Lights were all trapped in rocks along the Labrador coast. One day a mighty warrior came to the area and freed the lights by hitting the rocks with his spear. Most of the Northern Lights were freed and today flash across the wintry sky. But in a few places, the Lights remained trapped and can be seen today in Labradorite’s shimmering colors.
A closely related stone, Spectrolite, looks very similar to Labradorite but exhibits a fuller play of colors and an astonishingly high degree of labradorescence. In addition to Labrodorites’s flashing blue, green and gold colors, Spectrolite may also shine pink, and purple. Spectrolite was initially found in Finland during the twentieth century, and then later in Madagascar and other locals. The Madagascar Spectrolite is widely sold as Labradorite, and today few collectors are even aware of the difference between the two stones. Generally speaking, the name Spectrolite is used today primarily as a branding name for the minerals coming from the Finnish quarries.
Healing Properties of Labradorite
Spiritual: Labradorite evokes the energy of the stars and the awe-inspiring Aurora Borialis and Aurora Australis. It is a stone of Great Magic, awakening our natural gifts and connecting us to a mysterious world in which all things are possible. Labradorite is a stone for mystics, shamans, druids, and anyone whose spiritual life follows the “Old Path.” It cuts through illusions to reveal the heart of truth. Labradorite amplifies psychic gifts of all sorts, increases intuition and awareness, and connects us to Universal Energies. It offers protection during ritual work and can help us to smoothly move between realms. Labradorite is attuned to ALL the Chakras 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: Labradorite has a sweet calming effect on the heart, helping us to be more contemplative and less given to irrational emotions. It reveals forgotten memories and can help us to calmly process through uncomfortably aspects of our past and present. Labradorite helps us to understand the beliefs that control our emotional state, allowing us to choose new beliefs that better serve our Highest Good and will lead to peace and happiness in our daily life. It is a particularly good stone to work with while undergoing therapy, as it can help us to shed negative energy, particularly fear, and increase our confidence and trust levels.
Mental: Labradorite stimulates 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. Labradorite deepens self-reflection and contemplation, linking intellectual thought processes with intuitive wisdom. It is a valuable tool during times of transition and transformation, helping our mind to calming shift into new modes so that we can best take care of our physical and emotional bodies.
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.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Earth to Pocket
Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.
These Labradorites were mined and tumbled in Madagascar by a single company.
I first met the owner of the company at the 2006 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. At that time I was working for a crystal shop in Utah and was attending the Tucson show primarily as a ‘pack mule’ to help carry all the stones! It was generally agreed by our crew that the “Madagascar” tent contained the most beautiful tumbled stones in the show.
In 2014, I embarked on my first buying trip for Moonrise Crystals and the company I knew of only as “Madagascar” was the one company I was most determined to find and buy from. This company only sells tumbled stones once a year, at the Tucson show, which is the largest gem and mineral show in the world. During the rest of the year, they mine and polish their stones and are respected philanthropists and social workers for their community. They continue to offer some of the most beautiful tumbled stones in the industry.
It would be my pleasure to hand-selected a beautiful Labradorite for you.
This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Labradorite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Labradorite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges.
The stone I pick for you will be smooth and free of chips and cracks, and be a beautiful blue-green-grey color and have incredible flash, which may show as vivid blue, green, gold, pink or even purple. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their flashing colors and clean energies, these Labradorites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry or simply carry them in your pocket.
Safe Handling of Labradorite
Good To Know:
Labradorite are physically durable stones. As long as they are rounded and without thin edges, they can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag, or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.
Labradorite can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Labradorite can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Tumbled and fully smooth Labradorite can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Labradorite Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.
Labradorite can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
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