Ulexite stone meaning and mineral healing properties.
Ulexite, hydrated sodium calcium borate hydroxide, sometimes known as TV rock, is a mineral occurring in silky white rounded crystalline masses or in parallel fibers. The natural fibers of stone conduct light along their long axes, by internal reflection.
The stone is a structurally complex mineral, with a basic structure containing chains of sodium, water and hydroxide octahedra. The chains are linked together by calcium, water, hydroxide and oxygen polyhedral and massive boron units. They are composed of three borate tetrahedra and two borate triangular groups.
Ulexite is also known as TV rock due to its unusual optical characteristics. The fibers act as optical fibers, transmitting light along their lengths by internal reflection. When a piece of crystal is cut with flat polished faces perpendicular to the orientation of the fibers, a good-quality specimen will display an image of whatever surface is adjacent to its other side.
The fiber optic effect is the result of the polarization of light into slow and fast rays within each fiber, the internal reflection of the slow ray and the refraction of the fast ray into the slow ray of an adjacent fiber.
An interesting consequence is the generation of three cones, two of which are polarized, when a laser beam obliquely illuminates the fibers. These cones can be seen when viewing a light source through the mineral.
Fibrous aggregates of ulexite stone project an image of an object on the opposite surface of the mineral. This optical property is common for synthetic fibers, but not in minerals, giving the nickname TV rock.
This optical property is due to the reflections along twinned fibers, the most prominent twinning plane being on. The light is internally reflected over and over within each of the fibers that are surrounded by a medium of a lower refractive index.
This optical effect is also the result of the large spaces formed by the sodium octahedral chains in the mineral structure. Synthetic fibers used for fiber optics transmit images along a bundle of threadlike crystals the same way naturally occurring the crystal reproduces images due to the existence of different indices of refractions between fibers.
Additionally, if the object is colored, all of the colors are reproduced by ulexite. Parallel surfaces of ulexite cut perpendicular to the fibers produce the best image, as distortion in the size of the projected image will occur if the surface is not parallel to the mineral.
Curiously, samples of stone are capable of producing a decent, rough image. Satin spar gypsum also exhibits this optical effect. However, the fibers are too coarse to transmit a decent image. The thickness of the fibers is proportional to the sharpness of the projected image.
Ulexite, from Boron, California, USA
Ulexite healing properties benefits
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
The stone helps heal and balance physical vision. It can be used to help strengthen your eyesight and to overcome eye fatigue blurred or double vision.
It will remove wrinkles, ease headaches.
This stone will help in overcoming difficulties with the nervous system, especially with unexplained stabbing nerve pain. Ulexite will improve your memory and concentration.
Ulexite under microscope
What is ulexite used for?
The stone activates the third eye chakra and is used to enhance inner visions, imagination, and creativity. It is a stone of intuition and clairvoyance. It allows you to see truth and energies you may not have picked up on before.
This mineral carries high vibrational energies and brings about knowledge to learn about your true self-hidden within. The crystal also activates the telepathic abilities in every person through meditation or deep slumbers. It’s a heavy amplifier, working on a high vibrational energy field which allows for the production of projections.
Is ulexite stone toxic?
The stone is considered to be a non-hazardous material. and it has not been tested for detailed occupational and toxicological studies. The crystal presents little or no hazard to humans and has low acute oral and dermal toxicities. The crystal is a white odorless, granular substance that is not flammable, combustible, or explosive.
What type of rock is ulexite?
Ulexite (NaCaB5O6(OH)6·5H2O, hydrated sodium calcium borate hydroxide), sometimes known as TV rock, is a mineral occurring in silky white rounded crystalline masses or in parallel fibers.
Is ulexite a selenite?
Chemically, it is a borate, whereas selenite (a variety of gypsum) is a sulfate.
How do I use ulexite mineral?
Ulexite healing properties makes use of its optic fibers to direct light and help your body absorb this light energy. This is why it’s best to place your stone on your forehead or eyes. You can also put the stones under your pillow at night if you want to develop or enhance your mental telepathy and other psychic gifts.
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