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Stone of the Month May 2021: Thulite


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Nature is now full of energy and vitality. Full of vitality, it blooms, grows and thrives wherever we look. The sun spoils us every day a little more with light and warmth. Joie de vivre and fertility have their special place in the Place in the course of the year.

Thulite helps in this vital, life-affirming time to jump over his own shadow and try new things. The curiosity for experiences, experiences and life itself is strengthened, desires and needs are needs are lived out. The dormant spirit of adventure in everyone is awakened by the Thulite, so that challenges can be accepted and overcome more easily. Resistance in the implementation of our plans is therefore perceived as an opportunity and not as an obstacle. not an obstacle. If not everything goes as planned, Thulite gives us creativity and inventiveness.


Mineralogical profile Thulite

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Thulite belongs to the Zoisite group of minerals and, along with blue Tanzanite, is their best-known representative. 

Klinozoisite differs from Zoisite only by a slightly different structural formula (Ca2AlAl2[O|OH|SiO4|Si2O7] resp. Ca2Al3[O/OH/SiO4/Si2O7]). The mineral is colorless, green, gray, yellow-green or light yellow. If the clinozoisite contains manganese and is therefore pink-red, it is called clinothulite, which again differs from Thulite by the somewhat different structural formula. In the sum of the elements, however, clinozoisite and zoisite or clinothulite and thulite are the same. 

Chemical Formula: (Ca,Mn)2Al3[O/OH/SiO4/Si2O7]

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Mineral Class: Group Silicate

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Evolution: metamorphic by the transformation of manganese ore and Feldspar to manganzoisite (Thulite)

Color: red, pink to red-purple, often mixed with white or gray, occasionally black portions of Calcite or quartz

Gloss: Mother of Pearl or vitreous luster

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Crystal system: rhombic

Density: 3.25 - 3.36

Moh hardness: 6 to 6.5

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Splitability: perfect splitability, uneven fracture

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Stroke color: white

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Transparency: mostly opaque, occasionally translucent

Occurrence, main supplying countries: Norway, Australia, USA

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Appearance: granular to fine-grained dense masses, sometimes with aventurine-like glitter or mixed with colorless Feldspar

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Use: Thulite is sometimes processed as an ornamental stone or cut as a cabochon, as a jewelry stone Thulite is used rather rarely. In the stone medicine he gained due to its sensual and stimulating effects great popularity. Here it is used to stimulate life energy and creativity as well as to promote lust and sensuality. Astrology uses Thulite to convey lust and sensuality to Virgo and Capricorn-born people.

Availability: rare.

You can find Tumbled Stones, Smooth Stones, drilled stone pieces, chain strands and other items made of Thulite here

Naming and synonyms

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In 1823, the English mineralogist Henry James Brooke (1771 - 1857) gave thulite its name after the legendary island of Thule, which, according to Germanic lore, forms the northern edge of the world. At that time the only known occurrences of Thulite were were in Norway. Synonyms are manganzoisite and unionite. 

Found in Norway

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In 1820 Thulite was found for the first time and described scientifically. For a long time, this locality in the area around Lom (Telemark; about 300km northwest of the Norwegian capital Oslo) was the best-known and only locality for Thulite. The Thulite found here is of rather darker color. Meanwhile, however, is only rarely Thulite from Lom In retail or wholesale available. 

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Small amounts of Thulite have also been found in Tirol (Austria), Mitchell County (North Carolina, USA), and in the Riverside area (Okanogan County, Washington, USA); however, for a long time, hardly any Tumbled Stones, donuts, chain strands, or other Thulite articles were available. This changed in December 2014 when intense pink Thulite was encountered during tunneling work near Leksvik (Trondheim region, Norway). During the tunneling, about 60 tons of Thulite were were extracted. In the meantime, however, the work on the tunnel has been completed, so that no more Thulite is expected from this source either.

Association and application

Stone healing describes Thulite as a stone that inspires new venturesand stimulates life energy and creativity. He should help to overcome difficulties and resistance, to live out their own desires, fantasies and Ideas to live out. This is also about "living out" in the literal sense. When plans and desires have been realized long and intensively enough, their true value becomes apparent, and only then can we judge what is good for us and what is not. Thulite encourages to enjoy life to the fullest. The sense of beauty, adventure, melancholy, romance and lust is encouraged, especially with regard to sexuality and sensuality. Thulite activates curiosity and inventiveness in every respect.

Thulite is a stone of the first, root chakra.


You can find Tumbled Stones, drilled stone pieces, chain strands and more items made from Thulite here.