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Zoisite stone

ZOISITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Origin of the name: From the Austrian naturalist and mineralogist Sigmund Zois
  • Chemical composition: Aluminum and calcium silicate, Ca2Al3(O(OH)SiO4)SiO7)
  • Hardness: between 6 and 6.5
  • Crystal System: orthorhombic
  • Deposits: Austria, United States, Kenya, Switzerland, Tanzania.
  • Colours: Green, black, red, purple.

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ZOISITE STONE: ITS HISTORY, ORIGIN AND COMPOSITION, AND ITS LITHOTHERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES AND VIRTUES

HISTORY OF ZOISITE STONE

The history of zoisite stone is very recent. This mineral was discovered in the 18th century by the Austrian naturalist and mineralogist Sigmund Zois, Baron von Edelstein, who made his fortune in the iron trade in Ljubljana, the present capital of Slovenia. This passionate geologist owned mines and collected minerals; his collection can be seen in the Slovenian Museum of Natural History. He sent samples of stones collected in the territory of Carinthia (on the border between Austria and Slovenia) to Abraham Gottlob Werner, a German mineralogist and geologist. Werner described the Zoisite stone ; il and named it after Sigmund Zois.

ORIGIN AND COMPOSITION OF ZOISITE STONE

Zoisite stone ranges with a variety of shapes that differ in appearance.

  • Ruby zoisite is the natural combination of ruby and zoisite; it is also called anyolite. It has a green and black coloration typical of zoisite with pink and red dots from the ruby. The black inclusions are black hornblende, the generic name for a group of silicates. It is mainly used to adorn jewels or is sculpted into ornamental or religious objects. It was discovered in 1954 in Tanzania. Its name anyolite is derived from the Masai word “anyoli”, which means “green”.
  • Tanzanite is the best-known variety of zoisite; it was discovered in Tanzania in 1967. However, it is not recognized as a separate mineral by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, which considers tanzanite to be zoisite. It has a blue color slightly purple.
  • Thulite is a variety with a soft pink colouring, which is due to the presence of manganese. It is often veined with white or deeper pink. Its name was chosen in reference to the mythical island of Thule, which corresponds to present-day Norway. This pink colour is the rarest and most sought-after.
  • There are also varieties of zoisite stones of different shades: colourless, orange-brown, green, pink or black. These varieties are used for decorative purposes.

On a geological level, zoisite belongs to the group of silicates. It can produce striated crystals of various sizes, the largest being up to 10 cm². It has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, which corresponds to moderate hardness.

The main deposits in the world are in Belgium, France, Austria (where it was discovered), Canada, Pakistan, Namibia, Kenya and Tanzania. The colour differs according to each deposit, depending on the minerals associated with the zoisite.

LITHOTHERAPEUTIC VIRTUES AND PROPERTIES OF ZOISITE STONE

ZOISITE STONE’S PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS

On the psychological level, it is an interesting stone in lithotherapy for self-realization; it allows you to discover your true self by getting rid of the negative influences of your surroundings, the conditioning and fears of your past. It thus contributes to the discovery and the realization of your life objectives. It can also be used for balancing purposes: it allows you to quickly recover a psychic harmony in case of stress.

On an energetic level, it has the capacity to transform negative energies into positive energies. It is a first-rate stone for protection and transmutation. It brings its natural benefits to the 1st and 4th chakras, namely the root chakra and the heart chakra; you can use this stone in lithotherapy by positioning it on these chakras regularly.

ZOISITE STONE’S PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Its physical benefits are just as interesting: this mineral dissipates apathy and promotes a good recovery after convalescence. Its ability to ward off negative energy is also expressed on a physical level, allowing you to come out of a weakened and tired state more quickly and regain tonus and good health. Its ability to drive away negative energy also makes it possible to use it for detoxifying purposes for the body. It is thus beneficial for several systems of our body.

  • It stimulates the immune system and cellular regeneration.
  • It strengthens the genital system in both men and women, thus helping to resolve infertility.
  • It stimulates cardiac function by regulating the heartbeat; it helps to accompany heart weakness. In case of cardiac fragility, you will find a benefit in wearing it as a pendant near the heart. The chakra of the heart is particularly reinforced by the use of this stone in lithotherapy.
  • It strengthens the nervous system.
  • It is beneficial for the pancreas and the lungs.

ZOISITE STONE SYMBOLISM

  • Unknown

ZOISITE STONE TRADITIONS

  • Unidentified
  • However, through oral traditions, the East African speaks of a green magic stone spotted with black. We can assume that it is the zoisite. It would have protected from dangers during hunting and would have attracted its abundance. It also made the hunters invisible.