Boracite is a white mineral that consists of borate and chloride of magnesium. It forms in an orthorhombic crystal system and it does not show cleavage. Sometimes it also shows pseudo-isometric cubical and octahedral forms. It has a conchoidal fracture and is soluble in water.
Boracite symbolizes energy, fertility, safety, prosperity, trust, loyalty, wisdom, innocence, purity, and cleanliness.
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Boracite is a rare and unusual mineral that has high temperatures and low-temperature phases. Although it is an evaporite mineral, it is not found with other evaporite minerals like Anhydrite, Gypsum, and Halite. These stones help to awaken and balance the heart and throat chakra. It enables the wearer to promote unconditional love, encourage compassion and affection, speak the truth, and improve public speaking.
In 1789, Boracite was first described for its discovery at Kalkberg hill, Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. The name of it was given in allusion to its Boron content. It contains up to 19% to 20% Boron by mass. Fine specimens of these minerals can be found in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, USA, UK, Russia, and South Africa.
Boracite forms in salt deposits as a result of seawater evaporation in enclosed basins. It can be typically found in evaporite deposits associated with gypsum, anhydrite, and halite. It occurs as well-formed crystals and dispersed grains and is commonly found embedded within gypsum and anhydrite crystals.
The chemical formula of Boracite is Mg3(B7O13)Cl. These stones have a hardness of 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous to adamantine luster.
The price of Boracite can vary anywhere from $5 to $45 according to its quality.
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