Magnesite is also known as White Turquoise and Wild Horse Turquoise. However, it is not actually Turquoise but a mineral from the Calcite group. The mineral is formed when magnesium rich rocks are exposed to carbon dioxide rich water. Magnesite can also contain iron and calcium. It can be both sedimentary rock and metamorphic rock. Most commonly found in white, Magnesite can also be found in gray, yellow, brown, orange, light pink or colorless. The ore often has a white streak. It is rare to find the mineral in a crystalline form but when it is the crystal are rhombohedron. Its hardness on the Mohs scale ranges from 3.5 to 4.5. Its luster is vitreous. Magnesite is found in the USA, South America, Western Europe, China and Tanzania.
Magnesite was used by Native American tribes as currency and in jewelry as beads. The beads were traded individually for other goods and not in strands like regular beads. Magnesite was considered to be more valuable.
The mineral can be easily dyed bold colors including the blue-green color of turquoise and is a cheaper alternative to that stone. It is easily scratched and should only be cleaned with water and a soft cloth.
Metaphysical properties of Magnesite
The gem is an ancient birthstone for the zodiac sign Aries. It is highly associated with the heart, crown, and third eye chakras. Magnesite has a soothing vibration which makes it extremely valuable during meditation and creative visualization. It is said that the ore stimulates the third eye chakra enhancing one’s ability to have psychic visions. It also enhances the clarity of these visions. Magnesite stimulates communication between the heart and crown chakras. This makes it easier for one to connect with their inner self. Your ability to see and understand another person’s perspective and emotions is also heightened. The stone is also known to increase a person’s self-esteem and help one to find their true self.
Magnesite has a great detoxifying effect on the body, helping to correct bad breath and body odor. It also assists in healing the gall bladder, stomach issues, and migraines, issues with the vascular system, blood clots, magnesium deficiencies, and high cholesterol.
The gem also helps with emotional stability by promoting a positive attitude, relaxation and calmness. The mineral also helps with anxiety and irritability.
How to Use the Stone
The best way to use this gem to is hold it close to your skin while meditating to increase calmness, increase focus and to enhance psychic visions. It can also be worn as jewelry to improve your mood, decrease anxiety, and to help with creative visualization.
As always White Bear Jewelry suggests that if you are having health issues to please seek help with a medical professional. The information contained in this article is for information purposes and is not meant to be used in exchange for true medical advice.
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