Bytownite is a calcium-rich and a rarer form of the plagioclase solid solution series of feldspar minerals that form grey to white triclinic crystals. The composition of this mineral ranges between pure albite and anorthite.
Bytownite is a high vibrating stone that symbolizes innocence, wisdom, purity, perfection, goodness, peace, wholeness, and integrity.
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Bytownite is a rare mineral and a variety of Anorthite that is usually bright and beautiful champagne colored. Fine yellow crystals of Bytownite can be found in Oregon and Mexico. It helps to open up and balance the base or root chakra. Balancing the root chakra will help you to reduce stress and anger, develop a deep self-trust, promote long-lasting relationships, and improve vitality.
Bytownite was believed to be first described in 1836 and was named after its locality and occurrence at Bytown (Ottawa), Ontario, Canada. Most of the gem-quality and fine specimens of this mineral are found in Chihuahua, Mexico and Grants District, New Mexico.
Bytownite is commonly associated with pyroxenes and olivine and occurs in mafic igneous rocks such as gabbros and anorthosites. It rarely occurs in metamorphic rocks and it also occurs as phenocrysts in mafic volcanic rocks.
The chemical formula of Bytownite is (Ca, Na)[Al(Al, Si)Si2O8]. It has a hardness of 6-6.5 on the Mohs scale and it has a sub-vitreous luster.
Bytownite has no type of its own.
The price of the Bytownite is quite affordable. It can cost up to $18 per carat according to its quality.
The only use of Bytownite is as a mineral specimen.
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