Gemstone of the Day for December 2nd is Thomsonite

Gemstone of the Day


Thomsonite is named after the Scottish chemist, T. Thomson (1773-1852 CE).

Hardness: 5 – 5.5        
Specific Gravity: 2.2 – 2.4                    
Chemistry: 2(Ca, Na2)Al4Si4O16.5H2O Hydrated sodium calcium aluminum silicate
Class: Silicates                             
Crystallography: Orthorhombic                         
Cleavage: perfect
Fracture: uneven                        
Streak: white                        
Luster: vitreous

Healing: Thomsonite is utilized to lower the heat of fevers. It is also used to treat cysts and oral fungus and to stimulate the thymus. Thomsonite is used to induce mental clarity. 

Magical Workings: Thomsonite produces an incentive to realize one’s dreams without restraint. Thomsonite offers protection against treachery and laziness.
Thomsonite is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini and vibrates to the number of 3.

Chakra Applications: Thomsonite promotes a strong connection between the physical and ethereal bodies.

Foot Notes: Thomsonite is the name of a series of tecto-silicate minerals of the zeolite group. Prior to 1997 CE, thomsonite was recognized as a mineral species, but a reclassification in 1997 by the International Mineralogical Association changed it to a series name. Thomsonite occurs with other zeolites in the amygdaloidal cavities of basaltic volcanic rocks, and occasionally in granitic pegmatites. It is one of the rarest zeolites.
Author: Crick