Ambligonite Geology



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Ambligonite



Geology

a fluorophosphate mineral composed of lithium, sodium, aluminium, phosphate, fluoride & hydroxide. Amblygonite forms a series with montebrasite, the low fluorine endmember. Geologic occurrence is in granite pegmatites, high-temperature tin veins & greisens. Amblygonite occurs with spodumene, apatite, lepidolite, tourmaline & other lithium-bearing minerals in pegmatite veins. It contains about 10% lithium & has been utilized as a source of lithium. The chief commercial sources have historically been the deposits of California & France. The largest documented single crystal of amblygonite measured 7.62x2.44x1.83 m3 & weighed 102 tons.



Metaphysical Properties

A nurturing stone that provides balance & flexibility. Brings loving golden green healing light. Awakens your ability to perceive your limitless capabilities & integrates conscious understanding of your immortal soul. Excellent for stress, anxiety & a chatty mind. Increases creativity & understanding on all levels. A very high vibration stone which protects, expands & amplifies energy.



Crystal Healing

Activates electrical systems & enhances connectivity


Mineralogy

Group: Phosphate Mineral

Crystal System: Triclinic

Composition: (Li,Na)AlPO4(F,OH)

Form/Habit: Prismatic to columnar form

Hardness: 5.5-6

Cleavage: [100] Perfect, [110] Good, [011] Distinct

Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal

Lustre: Vitreous, resinous, pearly

Streak: White

Specific Gravity: 2.98 - 3.11

Transparency: Transparent, Translucent

R.I: na=1.577 - 1.591, nb=1.592 - 1.605, nc=1.596 - 1.613

Colour: Generally white or creamy, can also be colourless, pale yellow, green, blue, beige, gray, brown & pink.

Birefringence: .020 - .027

Pleochroism: weak to none

Fluorescence: light blue phosphorescence in long wave and short wave


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