Green serpentine crystal stone meaning

Green serpentine crystal stone meaning.

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Serpentinite stone is a rock composed of one or more serpentine minerals, the name originating from the similarity of the texture of the rock to that of the skin of a snake.

Minerals in this group, which are rich in magnesium and water, light to dark green, greasy looking and slippery feeling, are formed by serpentinization, a hydration and metamorphic transformation of ultramafic rock from the Earth’s mantle. The mineral alteration is particularly important at the sea floor at tectonic plate boundaries.


Serpentinization is a geological low-temperature metamorphic process involving heat and water in which low-silica mafic and ultramafic rocks are oxidized, anaerobic oxidation of Fe2+ by the protons of water leading to the formation of H2) and hydrolyzed with water into serpentinite.

Peridotite, including dunite, at and near the seafloor and in mountain belts is converted to serpentine, brucite, magnetite, and other minerals, some rare, such as awaruite, and even native iron. In the process large amounts of water are absorbed into the rock increasing the volume, reducing the density and destroying the structure.

The density changes from 3.3 to 2.7 g/cm3 with a concurrent volume increase on the order of 30-40%. The reaction is highly exothermic and rock temperatures can be raised by about 260 °C, providing an energy source for formation of non-volcanic hydrothermal vents.

The magnetite-forming chemical reactions produce hydrogen gas under anaerobic conditions prevailing deep in the mantle, far from the Earth’s atmosphere. Carbonates and sulfates are subsequently reduced by hydrogen and form methane and hydrogen sulfide. The hydrogen, methane, and hydrogen sulfide provide energy sources for deep sea chemotroph microorganisms.

Decorative stone in architecture

Grades of serpentinite higher in calcite, along with the verd antique, breccia form of serpentinite, have historically been used as decorative stones for their marble-like qualities. College Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, USA for example, is constructed out of serpentine.

Popular sources in Europe before contact with the Americas were the mountainous Piedmont region of Italy and Larissa, Greece.

Green serpentine meaning and healing properties benefits

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Green crystal stone meaning and healing properties benefits: a stone of independence. This gemstone will assist you in overcoming emotional binge eating, bulimia, anorexia and overeating.

Its green energy can be used with focused intent to open your heart chakra, and increase prosperity, good fortune and the ability to reap the benefits of all your hard work.

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What is serpentine used for?

The stone is used mainly as a decorative stone or for ornamental objects. Gemstones have been used as a source of magnesium, in asbestos and for personal adornment or sculpture throughout history. Various minerals have even been used in architecture for thousands of years.

What is serpentine good for?

Crystal assists the conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas. It corrects mental and emotional imbalances, helping you to feel more in control of your life. It treats diabetes and hypoglycemia. It eliminates parasites within the body, and aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium.

What does serpentine crystal look like?

The rock is apple green to black and is often mottled with light and dark colored areas. Its surfaces often have a shiny or wax-like appearance and a slightly soapy feel. The rock is usually fine-grained and compact but may be granular, platy, or fibrous in appearance.

Is jade a serpentine?

Varieties  have been confused with jade throughout history, and some stones are also still called jade. In fact, the Chinese word for jade is applied to a variety of minerals, including serpentine, agate and quartz!

Is serpentine toxic?

The stone is not a toxic rock. It sometimes contains the fibrous mineral chrysotile asbestos, but chrysotile asbestos is not the form of asbestos that is proven to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Is gold found in serpentine?

Veins of gold bearing quartz are not commonly found in the crystal, but gold veins are often in close association with this rock. Placer gold deposits are often richer downstream from outcrop areas.

Is serpentine used in jewelry?

The gemstone is predominantly used in sculpture and jewelry making. However, it is also often used as part of holistic health practices for its supposed healing and spiritual properties.

Is serpentine jewelry safe?

There is nothing wrong with or dangerous about wearing jewelry. The forms of serpentine usually used for making jewelry have little to no asbestos content, or cannot release the asbestos as an airborne fiber. Non fibrous serpentine is totally safe.

How do you identify serpentine stone?

It is fairly soft and light, with a specific gravity ranging from 2.44 to 2.62, which is slightly lower than quartz. Its luster can be greasy, waxy or silky. It can sometimes be confused with nephrite jade, but nephrite is much harder, tougher and has a less greasy luster.

What are the different types of serpentine?

The composition of these common rock forming minerals approximates Mg3Si2O5(OH)4. The gemstone generally occurs in three polymorphs: chrysotile, a fibrous variety used as asbestos, antigorite, a variety occurring in either corrugated plates or fibers, and lizardite, a very fine grained, platy variety.

Is serpentine magnetic?

It is easy to make sure that they mostly do contain lots of tiny magnetite crystals because the crystal grains are usually highly susceptible to magnetic field although the mineral itself is not magnetic at all.

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