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Variscite History, Lore, Facts, Myths and Pictures

Variscite is a relatively rare phosphate mineral that is sometimes confused with chrysocolla, chrysoprase or the greener forms of turquoise. Colors are light bluish green, medium and dark greens. Variscite is sometimes is confused with chrysocolla, chrysoprase and the greener forms of turquoise.

Variscite is found in the United States (Utah, Nevada), Australia (Queensland), Germany and Brazil. It is also known as Utahlite, Barrandite, Bolivarite and Lucinite. A search on the web shows a wide range in hardness spanning 3.5-4.5. It has a waxy luster and takes a fine polish.

Folklore:

Helps with remembrance of past lives. Balances central nervous system and eases depression, fear, worry, anxiety and impatience. A good meditation stone. Also helps with virtue, self-reliance, moral courage and success. Works on astral and etheric level for healing via the nervous system (Central Nervous System) and at DNA level. Centers the Solar Plexus and heart Chakras and is slightly helpful for intuition center.

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Variscite Jewelry and Cabochons

Jewelry made with variscite .  A selection of free form cabochons and rough available for custom jewelry designs.

 

 

 

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