Bustamite is a calcium manganese inosilicate (chain silicate) that is very similar in habit to Rhodonite. Most of these stones contain black manganese in them and are usually pink colored. It exhibits a triclinic crystal system and has a brittle tenacity.
Bustamite symbolizes happiness, creativity, pure joy, prosperity, wealth, peace, energy, and positivity.
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Bustamite is a magnesium calcium silicate mineral that consists of a calcium manganese pyroxene. Most of these minerals are confused with light-colored rhodonite or pyroxmangite. It helps to open up and balance the root, sacral, and heart chakra. It will enable the wearer to heighten creativity, cultivate flexibility and adaptability, stimulate intuition, clear blockages within the aura, and promote feelings of love and peace.
In 1826, Bustamite was named by Alexandre Brongniart, a French chemist, mineralogist, and zoologist, in the honor of General Anastasio Bustamante. The original Bustamite that was discovered at Tetela de Jonotla, Puebla, Mexico was proved to be a mixture of rhodonite and johannsenite.
Commonly, Bustamite forms from the metamorphism of manganese-bearing sediments, with attendant metasomatism. It often forms in the same localities as Rhodonite. These minerals can be found in skarns and metamorphic manganese ore deposits.
The chemical formula of Bustamite is CaMn2+(Si2O6). It has a hardness of 5.5-6.5 on the Mohs scale and has a vitreous luster.
The only variety of Bustamite is Keatingine.
The price of Bustamite can vary anywhere from $10 to $90 according to its size and quality.
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