Connect with Angels and gentle Spirit Guides.
Be true to yourself & in the flow with others.
Live gracefully and take yourself more lightly.
Love yourself and everyone wholeheartedly.
Let Danburite inspire you to open your heart!
Mineralogy of Danburite
Mineral Family: Sorosilicates
Chemical Composition: CaB2Si2O8
Color: Colorless, pink, yellow
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Fracture: Subconchoidal to uneven
Luminescence: Blue, weak
Luster: Vitreous to greasy
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Location: High-quality Danburite has been found in Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), and Russia. It has also been found in Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Iran, Italy, Japan, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania and the United States (California, Connecticut, New York).
Mineral Family: Danburite is a Silicate mineral. 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. Danburite belongs to the sorosilicate family, in which two tetrahedral groups share a single oxygen molecule. It is closely related to Dragonstone, Epidote, Tanzanite, Thulite, Vesuvianite and Zoisite.
Formation: Danburite is typically formed by low-temperature contact metamorphism. It is sometimes found in Quartz veins and pegmites.
Mining: Danburite is mined at its primary deposit, as a secondary mineral within mines.
Enhancements: Danburites are fully natural and have been enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing,
History of Danburite
Danburite is a relatively new stone for the metaphysical community. As a result it is not included in any of the ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. It is, however, included in most modern lapidaries because of its high vibration.
Danburite was first described in 1839, by the American mineralogist Charles Upham Shephard (1804-1886). During his lifetime he had one of the largest mineral and meteorite collections in the United States. He was a professor of Natural History at Yale University and helped create a geological survey of Connecticut in 1835. During this survey, several new minerals were discovered, including Danburite. The original Danburites were not gem-quality, but rather a dull white-yellow stone. He named it after the small town of Danbury, Connecticut where it was found.
Healing Properties of White Danburite
Spiritual: Danburite has a very soft and high vibration which brings peace to our mind and heart. It provides a connection between us and the Divine and all the angelic realms. Danburite is particularly good for helping us to feel the presence of our loved ones who have passed over. It promises us that anything that we don’t understand right now, will one day be made clear and until then, we are being watched over, guided and loved. Danburite is one of the very best stones for reiki healers to work with. It is also an excellent meditation crystal especially for serious seekers of enlightenment. Danburite is attuned to the Heart (4th) and Crown (7th) Chakras and linked to astrological sign of Leo. It is connected to the element of Wind and vibrates to the number 4.
Emotional: Danburite is very soothing to the emotional body. It supports us so that we can let our light shine bright, regardless of any pain in our past or present. It comforts us when we are grieving, helps us to feel safe when we are scared, and encourages us to let go of resentment and anger. Danburite teaches us how to let go of any negativity that is trapped inside us and how to release anything which no longer serves us. It is particularly good at helping us move forward when we feel trapped by our past. Danburite gently pushes us until we get moving again and then smooths the path before us.
Mental: Danburite helps us to recognize how our spiritual leanings and our earthy mission can be combined. It shows us how to be of service to the world and how to do our part to elevate the vibration of the planet and our species. It invites us to sit down with an open-mind and open-heart, and to be more interested in understanding something, rather than simply being right. Danburite offers us gifts of patience and serenity. It can also be used to facilitate lucid dreaming.
Physical: Danburite is used by metaphysical healers to treat allergies and to detox the liver and gallbladder. It is also said to aid muscular and motor functioning. If consciously directed, Danburite is also believed to be helpful in gaining needed weight. Most often, it is used to treat diseases which come from mental/emotional stress.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Danburite
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 but likely clean.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with one middleman involved.
This Danburite is from a small mine in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
The exact deposit is unknown, and most likely had safe conditions for workers,
and caused only minor environmental damage.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Danburite 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.
Danburite Tumbled Stone
Color: white / small mine in Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 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 Danburite
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