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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Brazilianite has no type of its own.
The price of Brazilianite can vary anywhere from $15 to $225 per carat according to its cut, color, and quality.
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