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Amblygonite Mineral | Everything You Need to Know About It

limz Published On Wed Feb 05 2020   Modified On Wed Feb 05 2020
Amblygonite Mineral | Everything You Need to Know About It

Amblygonite is a translucent to transparent stone that occurs mostly in granite pegmatites. Throughout history, transparent Amblygonite has been faceted and used as a gemstone. These stones are easily confused with Albite and Quartz. 

Amblygonite symbolizes peace, divinity, creativity, lucidity, strength, and confidence. It is a high vibrating stone that can help the wearer to find their purpose in life.

Let us learn more about Amblygonite.

Meaning

Amblygonite is a common phosphate mineral composed of lithium, sodium, aluminum, phosphate, fluoride, and hydroxide. The crystal system of this stone is triclinic. These beautiful stones help to awaken and balance the solar plexus chakra (Manipura). It enables the wearer to heighten their confidence and vitality, follow the rightful path, and love oneself.

Origin and History

Amblygonite Crystal.
Amblygonite Crystal.
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In 1817, Amblygonite was believed to be first discovered in Saxony by August Breithaupt, a German mineralogist. Then, it was named by him from the Greek word "Amblus" which means "Blunt" and "Gonia" which means "Angle", referring to the obtuse angle between the cleavages.

As, Amblygonite was also found at Montebras, Creuse, France, and at Hebron in Maine, these stones were named montebrasite. Some of the main sources of these stones are California, France, the US, Germany, Namibia, Norway, Spain, Burma, and Brazil.

Formation Process

The mineral of Amblygonite mostly occurs in pegmatite deposits. It contains about 10% lithium and geologically, it occurs in granite pegmatites, high-temperature tin veins, and greisens. In pegmatite veins, it occurs with spodumene, apatite, lepidolite, tourmaline, and other lithium-bearing minerals

Formula

The chemical formula of Amblygonite is (Li, Na)Al(PO4)(F, OH). These stones are rated 5.5-6 according to the Mohs scale of hardness and they have a vitreous to pearly luster.

Types

The types of Amblygonite is still unknown.

Colors Available

Blue Amblygonite.
Blue Amblygonite.
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  • Colorless or Pale Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Beige
  • Gray
  • Brown or Pink

Mines Available

  • Tanco Mine (Bernic Lake Mine), Falcon Lake, Canada
  • Yichun Mine, Jiangxi, China
  • Rubicon Mine, Karibib, Namibia
  • Argemela Mine, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Cost Per Carat

The price of Amblygonite can vary anywhere from $10 to $110. 

Uses

  • As Amblygonite contains 10% lithium, it is utilized as a common source of lithium and phosphorus.
  • These stones are also used in the production of porcelain enamels and glass dinnerware.
  • These stones are solely cut for collectors.
  • It is also used as a gemstone in different jewelry.

Spiritual Properties

  • Amblygonite helps the wearer to release stress and anxiety, enhance psychological balance, improve creativity of all kinds, and acts as a guide during hard times.
  • These stones gently release emotional hooks, promote emotional balance, reduce anger, and promote long-lasting relationships.
  • It also helps to aid ailments, genetic disorder, digestion problems, and eye-related problems.

Facts

Amblygonite Gemstone.
Amblygonite Gemstone.
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  • Minas Gerais, Brazil is one of the places where fine specimens of Amblygonite are found.
  • These stones are slightly pearly on well-developed cleavages and their streak is white.
  • These stones are quite rare and extremely hard to cut.
  • It can also be found in the same location as Tourmaline and Apatite as it is rich in the chemical element lithium.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • Gordons Gold Jewelers, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Rocks & Co., Birmingham, UK
  • Michael Platt, London, UK

Online Stores

  • Geo Treasure
  • Rocks & Co.

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