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Stone of the month June 2023: Variscite - Meaning and Effect

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In nature everything now goes its usual way and also with us satisfaction about achieved goals sets in. Gained knowledge leads to growth and success, already achieved becomes visible to us and our fellow men. Now is the time to lay the foundations for a good and long-term development.

If we become too sedate and passive during this time, the"pick-me-up" Variscit gives us a little push and activates energy reserves. Rational thinking and attention are supported, so that we can clearly express our desires and ideas and communicate understandably. Varisit gives truthfulness and alertness, so that our authenticity is supported.

Scientific profile Variscite

Chemical formulaAlPO4-2H2O + As, Cu, Fe, Mg

Mineral class: Phosphates

Color: colorless, yellow-green, apple-green, blue-green, very rarely pink or red. In commerce, mostly green stones are found; iron is color-giving.

Gloss: waxy luster to vitreous luster

Crystal system: Orthorhombic

Moh hardness: 4

Spaltability: good resp. indistinct (depending on direction), conchoidal, brittle fracture

occurrence: numerous localities; in trade mainly from Utah (USA), Australia and Mongolia

formation: Near or at the earth's surface by the action of circulating phosphate-bearing fluids on aluminum-bearing rocks, which then weather. Variscite then settles as fissure fill.

Appearance: racemose, bulbous or massive mineral aggregates and crusty rock coatings

Availability: rare

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Name origin and synonyms

The name Variscite derives from the first known locality of the mineral in the Vogtland (Latin: Varisca); the spelling Varizit or Variskit are therefore not correct. The first mineralogical description was made by the Freiberg professor Johann Friedrich Breithaupt in 1873; at that time it was common to name minerals after Greek or Latin terms.

More common synonyms are Utalite,Californian Turquoise or Utha Turquoise due to the currently most important locality in Utah (USA). Other names for Variscite are Lucinite, Meyersite, Peganite, Redonite, Sabalite, Spherite, Tangaite as well as Trainite and Phosphorchromite.

Variscite with Quartz is called Amatrix or American Matrix, a misleading and wrong name is Lemon Chrysoprase.

Meaning and Effect

Variscite makes one alert and attentive; the mineral encourages and supports a positive attitude toward life. Clear, rational thinking is strengthened, making it easier to express oneself clearly.

On the spiritual level, Variscite strengthens truthfulness and authenticity. With the help of the green stone you show yourself as you are; pretending and deceiving is difficult to impossible.

Application in stone healing

Popular is the Variscite as a gemstone for jewelry as well as for encouragement as hand flatterer, especially for the left hand. A good start to the day is made possible by meditating in a Variscite stone circle or with a cut of Variscite.

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