Actinolite is known as an intermediate member series of solid-solution between magnesium-rich tremolite. The specific gravity of this stone ranges from 2.9-3.3 and its streak is white. These stones are highly beneficial for detoxifying and metabolism.
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Actinolite is a green mineral that belongs to the amphibole group containing calcium, magnesium, and iron. These stones mostly occur in metamorphic rocks and as a form of asbestos. It is related to the heart (Anahata) chakra and helps to balance or open up this chakra. It helps to promote unconditional love and compassion for self and others.
The word Actinolite was derived from the Greek word "Aktis" which means "Ray" on account of the fibrous nature of the mineral. This name was given by René Just Haüy, a French priest and mineralogist. These stones can either be transparent or translucent. Major sources of these stones are Taiwan, Canada, China, Brazil, and Russia.
When igneous rocks are subjected to high pressure and very low temperature, Actinolite mineral crystals are formed. These stones also frequently occur in metamorphosed mafic, ultramafic rocks, and metamorphic rocks such as schist, dolomite, and limestone.
The chemical formula of Actinolite is Ca2(Mg, Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2. The hardness of this stone is 5-6 on the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous to dull luster.
The type locality of Actinolite is still unknown.
The price of Actinolite can range from $10-$100. Actinolite that contains 50% Fe is very rare and transparent Actinolite is also quite rare.
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