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Sillimanite & Kyanite after andalusite Pendant, Virginia - 00467

Andalustite, Sillimanite and kyanite Freeform Pendant
A new find from an old locality, various shades black to gray and browns in random patterns, some visible quartz is associated also.

Location: collected from the Andalusite locality, Alta Vista, Campbell Co., Virginia
size: about 1 1/2 x 3/4 x 1/4 inches

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Sillimanite & Kyanite after andalusite Pendant, Virginia
Sillimanite & Kyanite after andalusite Pendant, Virginia
Sillimanite & Kyanite after andalusite Pendant, Virginia
Sillimanite & Kyanite after andalusite Pendant, Virginia
Sillimanite & Kyanite after andalusite Pendant, Virginia
Sillimanite & Kyanite after andalusite Pendant, Virginia
Sillimanite & Kyanite after andalusite Pendant, Virginia
Sillimanite & Kyanite after andalusite Pendant, Virginia

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Added to our rock_shop on Saturday 08 January, 2011.


  • Polymorph of:    Kyanite, Sillimanite

Andalusite is a polymorph with two other minerals; kyanite and sillimanite. A polymorph is a mineral that shares the same chemistry but a different crystal structure with another, or other, minerals. A unique variety of andalusite is called "chiastolite". It contains black or brown clay and/or carbonaceous material inclusioned in the crystal. These inclusions are arranged in regular symmetrical shapes.


The triple point andalusiteSillimanite—Kyanite

Calculation of the elastic constants of the Al2SiO5 polymorphs andalusite, sillimanite and kyanite

Metaphysical Properties

Andalusite crystallizes forming prismatic crystals or is formed in massive and columnar configurations. The colour range includes translucent pink, white red, grey, yellow, violet, red, brown, green, etc. The mineral was first reported in 1798 by J.C. Delametherie and was named Andalousite: the name was modified in 1804 by F. Mohs, and represents the locality of discovery. Andalusite usually occurs in the colours of white, red, violet, grey, pink, red/brown, or green; in some forms it is pleochroic (i.e., exhibiting different colours in three different directions when viewed via transmitted light). When exhibiting pleochroism, the colour range includes yellow and green. The chemical composition is: A1,SiO5; Hardness ranges from 6.5 - 7.5; Locality of specimens (crystals): Andalusia, Spain (Type-locality).

Andalusite can be used to promote viewing the different facets of ones character and of ones emotional, physical, and intellectual being while allowing one to remain grounded and unbiased about the results. The clarity of the energy of the mineral acts as a mirror such that one may look quite closely. It further encourages one to look at issues rationally by helping one to see the various sides to a problem or situation, and considering each aspect.
It also helps one to realize that self-sacrifice is "okay", but never required. It provides a message that in order to gain access and awareness in the kingdom of spirituality, one must only focus full attention upon the intent. In addition, the mineral helps one to recover when one is "thrown" out of balance by circumstances or individuals, facilitating advance in re-alignment to the centering and to the balancing of the self. It assists also to bring one to ones center during times of stress which is related to ending relationships.

Andalusite promotes the chivalrous aspects of ones character and encourages moderation in all things (including moderation). It also acts to stimulate ones charitable nature.

It is a stimulant to memory and recollection, promoting expertise in allegorical interpretation and providing for clarification of material from ancient texts. It awakens the inner knowledge allowing one to connect to the ancestral awareness and to access knowledge from the spiritual plane via channeling. It assists in facilitating clarity in the messages received and in enhancing the understanding and appreciation of same.

It has been used in the treatment of disorders related to deficient oxygenation and dis-orderly chromosome development. It has also been used in the treatment of cellular disorders of the hands and eyes.

Vibrates to the number 7.

Sillimanite crystallizes in the form of masses, columnar to fibrous aggregates (sometimes radiating), compact fibrous crystals, prismatic to acicular crystals, and long slender crystals which are, usually, not terminated. The colour range includes colourless to white, yellow, pale yellow to brown, green, grey, violet, and blue. The mineral was first reported in 1824 by G.T. Bowen and was named for Benjamin Silliman, an American chemist and geologist. The chemical composition is: Al,(Si05); Hardness 7; Specimen locality: Minas Gerais, Brasil, South America (Specimen shown hosting Garnet).

This mineral has been used to assist in the stimulation of the release of endorphins within the body, producing a state sometimes likened to euphoria, and sometimes associated with the "runner's high". It can further enhance those daily activities which appear mundane, promoting the realization of the purpose of all things and providing the recognition of the power and rewards of service.

The energy can go deep within the Inner Self to stimulate the bodily intuition concerning the intellect, all matters of communication, and varying situations concerning emotions and love. It provides for a foundation from which one may grow, and enhances the flowering of that growth.

It is a "stone for preservation": preservation of the spiritual side when confronted by the lovely alluring material side; preservation of ones body, ones appearance. ones mental capacity; and preservation of physical structure and objects such that decay is discouraged in all matters.

It has been used in the treatment of disorders of the lungs, to stimulate breathing, to assist in amelioration of inflammation of the sinuses, r, aid in regeneration from atrophy, and in preservation of the pituitary gland facilitating mental acuity. It has also been used to help the body to become accustomed to a foreign object placed within it; e.g., it has helped, to some extent, to allow the body to accept an organ donation or an implant of foreign material which is sometimes used to help a structure to bind together, and assisted one in accustoming to prosthesis.

Kyanite crystallizes in the form of twisted fibrous structures, masses, columnar aggregates, radiating groups, and long-bladed crystals which are either twisted or straight. The colour range includes grey, black, and blue with white, green, colourless, and, both yellow and pink (due to inclusions of other minerals). The mineral was first reported in 1789 by A.G. Werner and was named from the Greek word meaning "blue", in reference to the primary colour of the mineral. The chemical composition is: Al20(SiO4); Hardness 4 - 5; Specimen localities : Minas Gerais, Brasil, South America.

This is one of the few minerals in the mineral kingdom which never needs cleansing or clearing. It will not accumulate or retain negative energy or vibrations. The energy of Kyanite is unlimited in application, making it one of the very best attunement stones.
Kyanite aligns all chakras automatically and immediately, with no conscious direction. If directed with the consciousness of the user, it can also open the chakras. Conscious direction of the energy can also align the emotional, intellectual, physical. spiritual, ethereal, astral,.... bodies with perfection.
It brings tranquility and a calming effect to the whole being, with particular focus on the throat chakra and the third-eye. It stimulates communication and psychic awareness on all levels. It dispels anger and frustration and helps to facilitate clarity with respect to mental awareness and linear reasoning. It induces one to persevere in activities and in situations which would, generally. reduce ones strength: it provides a stimulating energy and supports one in the continuation of projects. It further advances the conscious connection between the higher levels of intuition and heart-felt love, producing compassion in both communication and decision-making. It also assists in dispelling the confusion which arises from emotional, spiritual, and intellectual issues.

Kyanite Facilitates Meditation! Whenever there is a problem with respect to "getting-into" meditation, the calming, clearing effect of Kyanite can be useful because the energy is accessible, gentle, and balanced. It is also quite useful when accessing the astral plane and when connecting with ones guides. It further helps to induce recall of dreams and to promote dream-solving, providing for access to solutions during the dream state.

Kyanite provides for balancing of the yin-yang energies, bringing an orderly growth to the intellect, emotions, and physical body. It dispels energy blockages, moving energy from the ethereal plane, in a gentle, yet forceful, way through the physical body. dissolving the blockages as it progresses: it should be noted that until the underlying cause of the blockage(s) is eliminated, this disorder will return again and again.
The mineral can be used during radionic analysis: holding a sample and placing a sample on the witness or using a pendulum of this stone, the energy of the stone interferes with the energy of the user and points to the problem(s) involved.
It should be noted that the black Kyanite also provides for grounding during the alignment of the chakras: when the blue Kyanite is used in conjunction with the black Kyanite. the alignment and the grounding are both spontaneous and self-operating.
In addition. Kyanite has occurred with Ruby and is discussed in the RUBY section of this book.
It has been used in the treatment of disorders of the muscular and urogenital system. adrenal glands. throat, parathyroid glands. and brain. is a beneficial stone to place between the heart and sacral chakras during the healing activities associated with the 'laying-on-of-stones ".
Vibrates to the number 4.

Physical Properties of Andalusite

Lustre: Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Pink, reddish-brown or greenish
Streak: White
Hardness (Mohs): 6˝ - 7˝
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Distinct/Good
Good on {110}
Poor on {100}
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal

Physical Properties of Sillimanite

Lustre: Vitreous, Silky
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Colourless, white, yellow, brown, green, gray.
Hardness (Mohs): 6˝ - 7˝

Physical Properties of Kyanite

Lustre: Vitreous, Pearly
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Blue, white, green, yellow, orange, pink
Streak: Colourless
Hardness (Mohs): 5˝ - 7
Cleavage: Perfect
Perfect on (100), good on (010)
Fracture: Splintery

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