Brucite mineral stone crystal meaning.
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Brucite is the mineral form of magnesium hydroxide, with the chemical formula Mg(OH)2. It is a common alteration product of periclase in marble, a low-temperature hydrothermal vein mineral in metamorphosed limestones and chlorite schists, and formed during serpentinization of dunites.
The gemstone is often found in association with serpentine, calcite, aragonite, dolomite, magnesite, hydromagnesite, artinite, talc and chrysotile.
It adopts a layered CdI2-like structure with hydrogen-bonds between the layers.
Brucite was first described in 1824 and named for the discoverer, American mineralogist, Archibald Bruce (1777–1818). A fibrous variety is called nemalite. It occurs in fibers or laths, usually elongated along, but sometimes crystalline directions.
A notable location in the U.S. is Wood’s Chrome Mine, Cedar Hill Quarry, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Yellow, white and blue Brucite with a botryoidal habit was discovered in Qila Saifullah District of Province Baluchistan, Pakistan.
And then in a later discovery The gemstone also occurred in the Bela Ophiolite of Wadh, Khuzdar District, Province Baluchistan, Pakistan. This gemstone has also occurred from South Africa, Italy, Russia, Canada, and other localities as well but the most notable discoveries are the US, Russian and Pakistani examples.
Sample from Pakistan
Brucite meaning, powers, benefits, healing and metaphysical properties
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
The crystal will help you in a number of ways including:
- It is known to have excellent healing properties including helping to control body temperature.
- This mineral is reputed to embody an energy that may help the body to deal with excess alkalinity.
- It may assist intestinal problems and help to diminish furred arteries.
- It is also known to help bruising and to aid problems within the muscles by enhancing suppleness and resilience.
- Brucite crystal is also reputed to support the healing of broken bones and is known to diminish neuralgia and joint pain.
Through its action to open the crown chakra it is said to lessen the pain of headaches and migraine. Use at the crown chakra to raise your spirits, enhance your thinking and improve your mood.
The crystal has a useful vibration that may help you to uncover if the situation you are involved with is in your best interest.
For those in personal relationship where you feel that it is no longer right for you and that maybe the end is coming, the energy of this stone may assist you to make a decision about the action you should take.
Brucite under microscope
What is brucite used for?
The mineral has many industrial uses, such as serving as an magnesium ore. However, it rarely occurs in cuttable crystals. It has a hardness of only 2.5, so a coin could scratch its surface. With sectile tenacity, it could also be cut with a knife.
Where is brucite found in nature?
The gem forms as a result of the alteration or low-grade metamorphism of other magnesium-rich minerals, such as olivine and periclase. It is usually found in ultramafic rocks and marbles with serpentine, dolomite, hydromagnesite and talc.
What is brucite mineral?
The mineral composed of magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2. It generally forms soft, waxy to glassy, white or pale-green, gray, or blue crystals, plate aggregates, or fibrous masses associated with other magnesium minerals
What type of rock is brucite?
It is a common alteration product of periclase in marble; a low-temperature hydrothermal vein mineral in metamorphosed limestones and chlorite schists; and formed during serpentinization of dunites.
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