Apophyllite is a hydrated silicate and fluoride of calcium and potassium that is commonly found in combination with yellow Stilbite. As it has high water content, these stones can conduct electricity. These stones are quite popular among minerals and gems collectors.
Apophyllite symbolizes truth, compassion, honesty, confidence, hope, trust, happiness, and peace.
Let us learn more about Apophyllite.
Apophyllite is a group of three minerals - Fluorapophyllite, Hydroxyapophyllite, and Natroapophyllite. These stones are associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini and it helps to open up and balance the third-eye and crown chakra. It helps to improve wisdom and insight, increase foresight, heighten consciousness, connect to the universe, promote intuition, and connect with guides.
The name "Apyphollite" came from the Greek word "apophylliso" which means "to break". This name was given in 1800 in allusion to the way it flakes apart when heated, due to water loss. These stones are found worldwide and some of the fine specimens come from Scotland, the US, Canada, Brazil, India, Norway, and Mexico. In Ancient Greek, it was used to relieve asthma, allergies, and enhance clairvoyance and psychic visions.
The specimens of Apyphollite are found in ancient lava and basalt flows. These crystals grow amygdules, vesicles, or geodes and are formed by air bubbles when the rock was molten. It can also be found in the voids in the contact metamorphic zone limestones that surround intrusive rocks.
The chemical formula of Apyphollite is (K, Na)Ca4Si8O20(F, OH)·8H2O. These stones have a hardness of 4.5-5 on the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous to pearly luster.
Chromocyclite is the only variety of Apophyllite.
The cost of Apophyllite is $6 to $100 per carat according to its size and quality.
Apophyllite is only used as a mineral specimens.
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