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ETYMOLOGY: JADE = comes from the Spanish "stone against kidney pains." PIRITA = comes from the Greek "fire stone" because it was believed that, by the sparks, the fire was at its core.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Monoclinic, Cubic.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Tertiary / Secundary.
CLASS MINERAL: Silicates / sulphides.
CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: NaAl [Si2O6] + Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn.
HARDNESS: 7 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: EE.UU, China, Perú, Bolivia.
MINERALOGY: The jadeite (name derived from jade) is very hard and durable due to its solid structure of tiny grains and flock fibers, is a translucent greenish pyroxene. Pyrite is a mineral from the group of sulfides, often solid, granular fine, sometimes subfibroso radiated; reniform, globular, Stalactitic. Insoluble in water, and magnetic by heating.
MYTHOLOGY: For pre-hispanic cultures of Mesoamerica as the Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs, Quiche, Mixtecs, Zapotecs, Aztecs (chalchiúhuitl) and nicoyas, jade was the stone of creation, meant life, fertility and power. Pyrite is also known as "fool's gold" or "gold of the poor" because it has a strong resemblance to the gold and people are confused very often. Usually solid and fine. When you heat it becomes magnetic.
PROPERTIES: Both jadeite as pyrite are stones of abundance and wealth, help to trade ideas and attract prosperity in business, in addition to being protective, jadeite strikes a balance between calm and activity, The Pyrite block the negative energy and pollutants at all levels, pyrite promotes diplomacy.
CHAKRAS: Heart, solar plexus.
ZODIAC SIGN: Leo.
USES: Jewellery, collection, meditation.