Petalite, also known as castorite, is a lithium aluminium phyllosilicate mineral, crystallizing in the monoclinic system. Petalite is a member of the feldspathoid group. It occurs as colorless, grey, yellow, yellow grey, to white tabular crystals and columnar masses. Occurs in lithium-bearing pegmatites with spodumene, lepidolite, and tourmaline. Petalite is an important ore of lithium.
Discovered in 1800, by Brazilian naturalist and statesman Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva. Type locality: Utö Island, Haninge, Stockholm, Sweden. The name is derived from the Greek word petalon, which means leaf (perfect cleavage). Economic deposits of petalite are found near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia; Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil; Karibib, Namibia; Manitoba, Canada; and Bikita, Zimbabwe.
Weight: 0.66g / 3.25ct
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Petalite has a deep connection to the realm of Spirit. It can take one to a dimension of rest and healing, allowing one to bathe in the quiet bliss of the unencumbered spirit. Petalites are also stones of vision. They can open the inner eye to the many mansions of the higher dimensions, allowing the questing mind to discover multiple new horizons. Petalite can be used to enhance all the psychic powers, such as clairvoyance and telepathy, and to help one attune to the knowledge of one’s dharma, or path of highest destiny. Petalite also has a grounding aspect that helps one stay connected to earthly life while one explores the inner dimensions it opens. Thus it is also a stone of manifestation, helping one bring to physical reality the exalted visions one finds as one journeys to the higher worlds. Healers are advised to wear Petalite during sessions with clients and to place Petalites on the client in appropriate places, as this will help to open spiritual channels of healing. Petalite is one of the Synergy Twelve Stones.
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