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Boleite | All About This Mineral You Need to Know

limz Published On Wed Feb 26 2020   Modified On Wed Feb 26 2020
Boleite | All About This Mineral You Need to Know

Boleite is a complex halide mineral is classified under the isometric crystal class. It is of great interest to the collectors who collect twins, silver minerals and rare halides. Just like Boleite, other minerals like - pseudoboleite, cumengite, and diaboleite have the same chemistries. 

Boleite symbolizes power, dignity, wisdom, justice, sincerity, integrity, faith, truth, and heaven.

Let us learn more about Boleite.

Meaning

Boleite is an oxychloride of lead, copper, and silver that consists of a basic and hydrous lead copper silver chloride. It is classified under the isometric crystal class and forms in deep-blue cubes. It is believed to awaken and open up the throat chakra. Awakening the throat chakra will help you to aid neck pains and aches, promote clear and truthful communication, express yourself freely, be artistic, and heighten confidence.

Origin and History

Rare Boleite Crystal From The Boleo District.
Rare Boleite Crystal From The Boleo District.
Image Source: Boren & King

In 1891, Boleite was first described as an oxychloride mineral. After its discovery, it was named after its type locality, El Boleo mine, on the Baja Peninsula, near Santa Rosalia, Mexico. At first, in Boleo, Mexico, it was collected as a very minor ore of silver, copper, and lead.

Formation Process

Most of the Boleites and their related minerals are formed in altered zones of lead and copper deposits that are produced during the reaction of chloride bearing solutions with primary sulfide minerals.

Formula

The chemical formula Boleite is KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62. It has a hardness of 3-3.5 on the Mohs scale and a vitreous to pearly luster.

Types

Boleite has no type of its own.

Colors Available

The color of Boliete can vary from deep Prussian blue to indigo.

Mines Available

  • Broken Hill South Mine, New South Wales, Australia
  • San Fransisco Mine, Antofagasta, Chile
  • Esperanza Mine, Attica, Greece
  • Sol Mine, Andalusia, Spain
  • North Porthilly Mine, England, UK

Cost Per Carat

The price of Boleite can vary anywhere from $20 to $120 according to their quality and color.

Uses

  • Boleite is used as a very minor ore of silver, copper, and lead.
  • It is also used as a mineral specimen.

Spiritual Properties

Blue Boleite Crystal.
Blue Boleite Crystal.
Image Source: Gramho.com
  • Boleite helps to attain peace of mind, enhance joy, reduce stress level, boost concentration power, understand the importance of life, and keep the body grounded.
  • It can improve brain function, detoxify the body, counteract poisoning, treat allergies, balance the metabolism, build up strength, and aid eye-related problems.
  • It also helps to clear emotional baggage, stimulate creativity, purify the mind, attract the manifestation of abundance, and repel any kind of negative vibes.

Facts

  • As Boleite crystals are usually opaque and very small, it is quite rare.
  • It has perfect cleavage in the [001] direction and has an uneven fracture.
  • It has a greenish-blue streak and a translucent diaphaneity.
  • It consists of pseudo-octahedral tetragonal dipyramids which have cubes over half an inch on each side.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • Fair Trade Jewelry Co., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • American Jewelry Co., Bakersfield, California, USA
  • H. Samuel, Dumfries, UK

Online Stores

  • Blue Gems
  • E-Rocks


 

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