About Sodalite gemstone
sodalite gemstone is derived from the Greek word "Soda" which means salt and Lithos" which means stone. The Sodalite gemstone has been associated with the color of the Heavens.
Around 2600 BC in what is now Peru, the Caral peoples traded for sodalite. The people of Tiwanaku from what is now Bolivia did as well.
Sodalite can be found in Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, India, Namibia, Russia, Greenland, and Maine and Arkansas in the United States.
Sodalite Gemstone Point Mineral Information:
Mineral: Chloric sodium aluminum silicate
Chemical Composition: Na8(CI2Al6Si6O24)
Color Blue with occasional streaks of white
Hardness 5-1/2 to 6 (Mohs)
Specific Gravity 2.13 - 2.29
Refractive Index 1.48
Care of Sodalite Gemstone
Clean your Sodalite Gemstone Point and copper using a soft cloth and soapy water rinsing well and polishing after to remove any soap residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.
You should avoid exposure to cleaning chemicals while wearing your Sodalite Gemstone.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Sodalite Gemstone
*All metaphysical or healing properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist's views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties and not meant to treat medical conditions.
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