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The history of the discovery of charoite

The first charoite was discovered in 1948 in Yakutia on the watershed of the Chara and Tokko rivers by a Russian geologist W. G. Ditmar. The charoite deposit itself was discovered Yu. A. Alekseev and Yu. G. Rogov only in 1973 during the construction of the Yakut BAM.

To search for analogues of a new mineral Yu. G. Rogov was sent to France specifically to compare the lilac specimen with specimens of stones from the Louvre collection, which at that time was considered a complete collection of rocks from all over the world. It turned out that none of the geologists had ever seen a stone like charoite.

Louvre employees offered Rogov to sell it at a good price, but he, of course, refused. In 1977, the name charoite, given to him in honor of the rivers on which he was found, was officially registered.

Physical and chemical properties of charoite

Photo stone charoite

Charoite stone belongs to the pyroxene group. This is a fairly soft ornamental stone. The beautiful lilac color of charoite is due to the presence of manganese impurities, in addition to which the mineral contains oxides of aluminum, sodium, strontium, iron, and rare earth metals. The color of the stone is uneven, the fibrous pattern can be formed by stripes and inclusions of various colors: white, pale lilac, lavender, brown.

There are also charoites, which, after polishing, show the effect of a “cat’s eye”, such stones are highly valued.

Charoite deposits

Only one deposit of charoite “Lilac stone” is known in the world, which is located in Russia between Yakutia and the Irkutsk region. Stone reserves are rapidly depleted, so the authorities have imposed a limit on its extraction in the amount of no more than 100 thousand tons per year. The extraction of the mineral is associated with additional difficulties, since the development is carried out in extreme cold conditions on the top of a mountain in an earthquake-prone area.

In view of these reasons, as well as the natural beauty of charoite, it is not surprising that its price is quite high. So, 1 kg of an unprocessed high-quality gem costs about $100, while in a finished product, depending on the color, a small stone can be valued at $50-80.

Healing and magical properties of charoite

Charoite became known to mankind relatively recently, but it has already been appreciated by modern esotericists and lithotherapists. Since the charoite stone is an energy absorber and accumulator, plates from it are placed on diseased and inflamed areas of the body to alleviate the effects of injuries and “pull out” the infection. Stone massage of acupuncture points relieves migraine and fever.

It is also believed that the lilac mineral helps to remove stones from the kidneys and gallbladder. Charoite has a strong calming effect on the nervous system, relaxes and relieves stress.

Psychics and soothsayers use charoite to merge into energy flows, to unite with the forces of nature. Statuettes and other decorative items made of charoite, located in places of frequent common residence of households, for example, kitchen, living room, contribute to the harmonization of relations in the family. Charoite in the bedroom will help to achieve mutual understanding of partners and establish an intimate life.

Who suits charoite

Photo charoite stones

Charoite is a stone of individuals prone to deep reasoning and creative research, it sets you in a philosophical mood and contributes to the concentration of thought. A talisman in the form of a ball of charoite is good to have on the desktop for writers, scientists, and figures in various fields of art.

If we are talking about the signs of the Zodiac, then it is important to know that charoite is the stone of Venus, and is best suited to Libra, Gemini and Aquarius. On representatives of other signs, it can also have a favorable, but rather weak effect, or not manifest itself at all.

Most importantly, charoite does not carry aggressive energy and will become an excellent talisman for its owner.

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