Green Tourmaline, also known as Verdelite, is perhaps Nature's best healing crystal of the physical heart, channeling its electrical energies into the center of one's being and creating a flow of wholesome energy to all parts of the body and self. It is the masculine, or yang counterpart to the feminine heart energies of Pink Tourmaline, and enhances courage and strength, stamina and vitality. Its spiritual vibrations harmonize with the energies of the Earth as it opens the Heart Chakra and stimulates a strong resonance with Divine Love. Ranging in hue from pale light green to darkest emerald, sometimes in shades of olive, Green Tourmaline is a gateway stone to the devic realm and provides beneficial influence to all things that live and grow. It may be used in meditation to commune with Nature spirits, and to connect physically with the spirits of plants and animals. Its rejuvenating qualities make it the most favorable of all the green life-giving stones. Green Tourmaline attracts luck, success, abundance and prosperity. It inspires creativity, and may be used to project, create and manifest one's goals. It might also increase one's opportunities to earn a second income by turning an interest or hobby into a business. As a stone of energy and stamina, Green Tourmaline is excellent for sports persons and athletes, and anyone in occupations where rigorous activity is required
| PHYSICAL PROPERTIES|
Color: Black, green, blue, watermelon, red among others.
Luster: Vitreous to sub metallic.
Transparency: Crystals are opaque.
Crystal System: Trigonal; 3 m.
Crystal Habit: Typically elongated three sided prisms. The terminations can be either a simple to complex trigonal pyramid or flat basal face. The prism faces are usually striated lengthwise. In cross section, all tourmalines will appear predominantly triangular in shape. Doubly terminated crystals are hemimorphic meaning that the two ends of the crystal are not exactly alike. Massive forms can also be found.
Cleavage: Absent although there is basal parting.
Fracture: Uneven to conchoidal.
Hardness: 7 - 7.5
Specific Gravity: 3.2+ (slightly heavier than average)
Other Characteristics: Piezoelectric
Associated Minerals: Those minerals associated with granitic pegmatites and metamorphic rocks such as micas, feldspars and quartz.
Best Field Indicators: Crystal habit, overall triangular cross-section, striations, color and hardness.