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Blue Sodalite 2 Inch
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This is medium grade blue sodalite with nice color. You will receive one specimen that is 2 inch to 2 1/2 inches.


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You are buying one rock. You will receive one rock like the ones in the photographs, not the exact rocks shown. Photographing and listing every crystal separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.


Sodalite is a scarce mineral that can be rock forming. Sodalite is named in reference to its sodium content. It is used for carvings and some jewelry pieces. Its light to dark pure blue color is well known in the semi-precious stone trade. Sodalite is used almost exclusively as a decorative stone and in mineral collections. Cabochons for many different pieces of jewelry, beads (round, faceted and irregular - tumbled), wands, spheres and carvings.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. It is helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication. It is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications. It is called a Poet's Stone. It can help end arguments or other disagreements.

It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions and love. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual. Physically it is said in folklore and crystal healing to be beneficial for the glands, diabetes, digestive system, lymphatic cancer, relieving insomnia, and decreasing calcium deficiency. It is also used in crystal healing for quicker relief of head colds. Sodalite is associated with the throat and brow chakras.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: Blue, white, gray, or even green.

Luster: Vitreous or greasy

Transparency: : Crystals are transparent to translucent, massive specimens are opaque.

Crystal System: Isometric; bar 4 3/m

Crystal Habits: Dodecahedral crystals have been found, usually massive as a rock forming mineral.

Cleavage: Poor, in six directions, but rarely seen.

Fracture: Uneven

Hardness: 5.5 - 6.0

Specific Gravity: 2.1 - 2.3

Streak: White

Associated Minerals: calcite, nepheline, cancrinite and other feldspathoids.

Other Characteristics: It is the only feldspathoid to give a positive chlorine test when dissolved in a HNO2 dilute solution.

Best Field Indicators: Color if blue, lack of pyrite association (as in lazurite), hardness and associations.


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