Brucite is the mineral form of magnesium hydroxide that is often found as a part of the structure of other minerals. It is a rough yet fragile mineral that can be translucent with a pearly luster depending on the color.
Brucite symbolizes truth, comfort, stability, peace, confidence, positivity, hope, happiness, clarity, and optimism.
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Brucite is a white, grey, or greenish mineral that typically occurs in the form of tabular crystals. It can be often found with other minerals like - calcite, talc, magnesium serpentine, chiastolite, and talc. It is believed to open up and balance the solar plexus and throat chakra. It enables the wearer to express themselves freely, promote the power of communication, repel unwanted energies, and improve decision-making ability.
Brucite was discovered and named in 1724 by François Sulpice Beudant, a French mineralogist and geologist, in the honor of an American physician and mineralogist, Archibald Bruce. Some of the places where fine specimens of these minerals are found are - South Africa, Italy, Russia, and Canada.
Brucite is formed during the serpentinization process of dunites (a type of igneous rock with a coarse-grained or phaneritic texture). It is a common alteration product of a low-temperature hydrothermal vein mineral in metamorphosed limestones and chlorite schists.
The chemical formula of Brucite is Mg(OH)2 (Magnesium Hydroxide). These stones have a hardness of 2.5-3 according to the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous to pearly luster.
The price of Brucite can vary anywhere from $5 to $50 according to its quality.
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