Stone of the Month September 2021: Gabbro (Mystic Merlinite)
Now is the time of harvest - both the grain in the field and the fruits of our labor are being brought in. Slowly, but noticeably, the days are getting cooler and the nights longer. This time of transition is marked by the transformation of nature, which is now
which is now preparing for darker times. We can take stock - what have we achieved, where is there still work to be done? The equinox balances the exuberance of summer with the barrenness of winter.
Gabbro accompanies us at this time to start with new things. Even if we have the feeling that everything runs in orderly courses, one or the other new project must be started. Let's listen to ourselves - what needs have been left unfulfilled have remained unfulfilled so far and what can we do to fulfill them? Now is the time for careful planning, because there is not so much time left until the end of the year.
Mineralogical profile Gabbro (Mystic Merlinite)
Chemical Formula: diverse structures, coarse-grained igneous rock of plutonic origin; since Gabbro is a rock composed of many different minerals, there is no exact chemical formula.
Mineral Class: low-silica plutonite.
Origination: primarily by crystallization deep in the earth's crust from magma.
Color: gray to black, sometimes also purple, with greenish or bluish reflections on the surface
Crystal system: different, because rock and not a mineral.
Moh hardness: different, since rock and no mineral.
Spaltability:various, since rock and no mineral
Occurrences, main supplier countries: Germany (Harz, Odenwald, Bavarian Forest), Madagascar, South Africa, India, Greenland
Appearance: Gabbro is a coarse-grained rock, which is composed of many different minerals. The light portion consists mainly of plagioclase Feldspar. Furthermore, quartz, Hornblende, biotite, Magnetite, Ilmenite and accompanying minerals like Pyrite, Magnetite and Apatite occur.
Use: Gabbro has similar properties to Granite and is used as a building material in exterior and interior applications.
Gabbro as a massage stone is also part of the application developed by Monika Grundmann "Fire & Ice Gem Ritual" from the concept of gemstone balance. Here, different areas of the body are treated with the gabbro ball or the massage stylus made of Gabbro treated.
More information about Fire & Ice Gem Ritual.
Name and varieties.
The variety "Black Galaxy" (Bronzite Gabbro) is a dark, almost black rock and is mined since 1988 in Andhra Pradesh in India. In the trade it comes under the name "Black Galaxy", "Star Galaxy" and "Gold Galaxy". Under these names it is known among stonemasons as a decorative stone, which is good for making kitchen tiles and countertops. Mineralogically, it is Gabbro.
Meaning and use of Gabbro.
Association and Application