Properties:
Shattuckite lifts the spirits and imbues the user with a positive outlook and and overall sense of well-being, as well as both physical and inner strength. It balances on all levels, supports the immune system, and is particularly helpful in treating infections and issues around the throat and thyroid. Holding it can create an awareness of inner expansion and ease within the body and the mind. Shattuckite aids many facets of communication, including communication with spirit, and improves self-expression, allowing the user to become more voluble and fluent in their speech and writing.

Attributes:

  • Chemical Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
  • Group: Silicates – inosilicates
  • Crystal System: Orthorhombic
  • Hardness: 3.5-4
  • Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Sagittarius and Scorpio
  • Chakra: Throat and Upper Heart
  • Element: Air and Water

Mineralogy:
Shattukite is a rare secondary (sedimentary) copper silicate. It forms blue spherulitic  (sphere-shaped) aggregates, often in association with other copper silicates such as dioptase, and demonstrates strong pleochroism (colour change depending on the angle from which it is observed) from pale to dark blue.

History and Tradition:
Named after its discovery locality, the Shattuck Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA.

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