Shattuckite is a copper silicate hydroxide mineral with formula Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic – dipyramidal crystal system and usually occurs in a granular massive form and also as fibrous acicular crystals. It is closely allied to plancheite in structure and appearance.
Shattuckite is a relatively rare copper silicate mineral. It was first discovered in 1915 in the copper mines of Bisbee, Arizona, specifically the Shattuck Mine (hence the name). It is a secondary mineral that forms from the alteration of other secondary minerals. At the Shattuck Mine, it forms pseudomorphs after malachite. A pseudomorph is an atom by atom replacement of a crystal structure by another crystal structure, but with little alteration of the outward shape of the original crystal. It is sometimes used as a gemstone.
Shattuckite is stone of truth and an excellent energy conduit. Shattuckite supports the sharing of truth with others through actions and not just words. Helpful in healing relationships where harmful words or judgmental thoughts have hurt others or yourself. Teaches responsibility as the path to spiritual awareness. Shattuckite helps to reveal where one’s life is out of balance with the truth and helps align thought and actions with integrity. Shattuckite is a stone of connection to the inner realms. Stimulates mental and intuitive abilities to work together and is a helpful crystal tool for those who study the disciplines of astrology, tarot, runes, the I Ching and other oracular guides. Shattuckite is a sacred and spiritual stone that heightens vibration and amplifies thoughts and brings clear metaphysical vision.
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