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Brazilianite | Everything About This Mineral

limz Published On Sat Feb 29 2020   Modified On Sat Feb 29 2020
Brazilianite | Everything About This Mineral

Brazilianite is a beautiful, rare and unusual striking yellow crystals that are composed of hydrous sodium aluminum phosphate. These beautiful crystals are highly prized by collectors and jewelers. It is a rare mineral with monoclinic crystal system and conchoidal fracture.

Brazilianite is a rare mineral that symbolizes creativity, passion, empowerment, harmony, truth, love, faith, and enlightenment.

Let us learn more about Brazilianite.

Meaning

Brazilianite is a yellow-green phosphate mineral that is typically found in granite pegmatite. Along with amblygonite, turquoise and apatite, it is a relatively new phosphate mineral. Its primary chakra is the heart chakra and secondary is the solar plexus chakra. It helps to awaken and balance both of these chakras. It will enable the wearer to encourage unconditional love and compassion, muster the courage to do something, express themselves freely, and manifest their ideal life.

Origin and History

Brazilianite Crystal.
Brazilianite Crystal.
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The word Brazilianite is derived from the country of origin, Brazil, where it was first found in 1944 in Minas Gerais, Brazil. At first, it was assumed to be chrysoberyl but in 1945, F.H.Pough, an American mineralogist did some research and found out that it was a completely new mineral. Then, F.H.Pough and Edward Porter Henderson named it as Brazilianite. 

Formation Process

Most of the stone and gem quality Brazilianite occurs in the form of perfect crystals grouped in druses, in pegmatites. These minerals can be found in the cavities within the pegmatite where quartz, beryl, and mica are also found. It forms through the metasomatic alteration of amblygonite-montebrasite.

Formula

The chemical formula of Brazilianite is NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4. It has a hardness of 5.5 according to the Mohs scale and has a vitreous luster.

Types

Brazilianite has no type of its own.

Colors Available

Trillion Cut Yellow-Green Brazilianite Gemstone.
Trillion Cut Yellow-Green Brazilianite Gemstone.
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  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Colorless

Mines Available

  • Blue Jacket Tin Mine, Victoria, Australia
  • Corrego Frio Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Yichun Mine, Jiangxi, China
  • Hartford Mine, New Hampshire, USA

Cost Per Carat

The price of Brazilianite can vary anywhere from $15 to $225 per carat according to its cut, color, and quality.

Uses

  • As Brazilianite is fragile and brittle, it can be sometimes used as a gemstone.
  • It can also be used as a mineral specimen.

Spiritual Properties

  • Brazilianite helps to stimulate creativity and passion, empower relationships, purify energy, bring balance within one's life, and increase willpower.
  • It can remove energy blockage, aid spinal related problems, soothe wounds, improve impotence, prevent problems during pregnancy, and detoxify the body.
  • It also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, connect to the realms of spirit, establish a connection with angelic beings, promote long-lasting relationships, and improve decision-making skills.

Facts

Beautiful Brazilianite Ring.
Beautiful Brazilianite Ring.
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  • As the Brazilianite crystals are fragile and brittle, they are normally cut for collectors only.
  • One of the hardest phosphate minerals is Brazilianite.
  • At first, the specific gravity of Brazilianite was determined to be 2.94 then again it was determined to be actually 2.98.
  • The cleavage of Brazilianite is distinct to good on {010} and it has a white streak.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • Michael Hill, Toronto, Canada
  • Zales, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
  • Rocks & Co., Birmingham, UK

Online Stores

  • The Russian Stone
  • Jorg's Goldsmith Studio
     

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