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ETYMOLOGY: Comes from the american mineralogist G. F. Kunz, who was the first to describ it in 1902.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Monoclinic.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary.
CLASS MINERAL: Inosilicates, family spodumene.
CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: LiAl [Si2O6] + Ca, Mg, Mn, Na.
HARDNESS: 6,5 - 7 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: Brazil, Burma, Brazil, Madagascar, USA
MINERALOGY: A variety of spodumene, is formed exclusively in pegmatites rich acidic magmatic solutions of lithium, the substance that gives the pink color is manganese, often they have inclusions oriented parallel as tubículos or cracks healing.
MYTHOLOGY: It has recently been found that Green "espodúmenas" from Afghanistan heralded as hiddenite (green cromífera variety of spodumene), turned pink after a few days of sun exposure ... in fact, were the kunzitas after a "heat treatment" or irradiation turned green but not containing chromium, and lost their green light.
PROPERTIES: It is said that Kunzite encourages devotion and humility, it helps to be flexible and try to understand the needs of others, stimulates the ability to remember, is a protective stone, has the ability to dissolve the negativity, encourage self-expression and allows the free expression of feelings, has the ability to combine intellect, intuition and inspiration.
USES: Meditation, Jewellery, as a source of lithium.