These specimens come from Russia and feature attractive shiny astrophyllite crystals in a granite matrix. Piece is 3.5 inches in width. Weighs 0.3 lbs.
Astrophyllite is a rare brown to golden-yellow hydrous potassium iron titanium silicate mineral that was first discovered in Norway in 1856 and has subsequently been found in other localities such as China and St. Peter's Dome Colorado. Resembling thin brownish mica astrophyllite has a complex crystal structure and is quite rare compared to similar common mica like minerals. Crystals usually occur in stellate (star like) clusters or bursts.
Astrophyllite treats depression, help to overcome the lack of concentration. It is said to enhance mental function and advance analytical abilities. When used as an elixir, it controls the menstrual problems. It heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love. Astrophyllite comes from the Greek word, astron which translates into "star". Metaphysically helps one find their truth, shadow work, and useful talisman for overcoming depression, addiction.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.
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