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Analcime Mineral – All About It

limz Published On Fri Feb 07 2020   Modified On Fri Feb 07 2020
Analcime Mineral – All About It

Analcime, also known as analcite, is one of the few minerals that characteristically forms its unique crystal. It is a member of the zeolite group and forms the isometric trapezohedron. It consists of a hydrated silicate of sodium and aluminum.

Analcime is a symbolism of balance, creativity, strength, honor, confidence, peace, and serenity.

Let us learn more about Analcime.

Meaning

Analcime is a white or slightly colored tectosilicate mineral. Cleavages are not present in these stones and there is an uneven fracture. Just like Zeolites, it has a weak electromagnetic charge when rubbed. It is associated with the heart chakra and helps to stimulate and clear the heart chakra. It fills the wearer's life with unconditional love, forgiveness, and compassion. The wearer will be relieved of grief, depression, anxiety, and stress.

Origin and History

Analcime Mineral.
Analcime Mineral.
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The derivation of the word "Analcime" was from the Greek word "Analkimos" which means "Weak". This name was given by Rene Just Haüy, a French mineralogist, in 1797, in allusion to its weak electrostatic charge developed when the mineral is heated or rubbed. It was first described in lava from the Cyclopean Islands near Sicily, Italy by a French geologist, Déodat de Dolomieu. 

Formation Process

Analcime mostly occurs as a primary mineral in analcime basalt and other various igneous rocks in massive form or crystals. It also occurs as a cavity and vesicle fillings that are related to Zeolites, prehnite, calcite, quartz, and glauconite.

Formula

The chemical formula of Analcime is NaAlSi2O6·H2O. Its hardness is 5-5.5 according to the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous luster.

Types

Analcime has no type of its own.

Colors Available

  • White
  • Grayish White
  • Greenish White
  • Yellowish White
  • Reddish White

Mines Available

Analcime Crystal.
Analcime Crystal.
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  • Bernic Lake Mine, Manitoba, Canada
  • Emilie Mine, Lowe Saxony, Germany
  • Coal Mine, Baranya County, Hungary

Cost Per Carat

The price of Analcime can range anywhere from $15 to $115. Large colorless crystals of Analcime are extremely rare and their value can be more than other small transparent crystals.

Uses

  • Analcime can be used as a chemical filter.
  • They are also used to remove hardness from water.
  • In industries, they are used as an agent in the manufacture of cement and concrete.
  • It can also be used as a gemstone in jewelry like - necklace, earrings, bracelet, and rings.

Spiritual Properties

  • Analcime helps to strengthen one's body, mind, and soul, repel all the negative energies, boost mental clarity, and promote serenity and tranquility.
  • Its high vibration helps to aid relationships, reduce rapid mood swings, clear any kind of disharmony, and increase your confidence level.
  • It also helps to reduce the risk of diabetes, strengthen muscle structures, remove toxins, and heal brain tumors.

Facts

Analcime Gemstone.
Analcime Gemstone.
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  • Analcime has an orthorhombic crystal system.
  • These crystals are weakly electrostatic when rubbed or heated.
  • There is no cleavage present in these crystals and there are jagged fractures.
  • They occur typically in crystals, usually trapezohedrons and also massive to granular.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • Rocks and Gems, Whistler, Canada
  • Gordons Gold Jewelers, London, Canada

Online Stores

  • Etsy
  • Rocks & Co.

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