Crystal Thursday- Labradorite

This weeks edition of crystal Thursday brings us to a very beloved stone, labradorite.  I would say this is one of the most popular stones, and its magic and mystique is just awesome.

Labradorite

According to Inuit legend, the Northern lights were imprisoned in the rocks along the coast of Labrador and were freed by a warrior when he struck them with a powerful blow of his spear.  However, some of the lights remain forever trapped in the rock.  Labradorite was first “discovered” and named (by Protestant missionaries) on the Labrador Peninsula in 1770.  Its beautiful colors and striking light effect are thanks to an inner laminate structure that bends light.  It is this shiller light bending effect that associates this stone with seeing clearly in dark places.  Its dancing colors of light stimulate creative thinking and remind us of the potentials of our imaginations and new ways of seeing.  This stone can initiate one into the realms of ones magical abilities.   Labradorite is a primary formation feldspar mineral with an inner crystal structure that is triclinic (trapezium shaped).

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1 Comment

  1. Jennifer said,

    June 25, 2010 at 4:47 am

    What a fascinating legend! Really cool how it bends light. Amazing.


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