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This carbonate mineral received its name as a direct correlation to its main constituent of Magnesium. Magnesite principally forms as an alteration product of magnesium rich rocks through the processes of Metasomatic carbonation & carbonation. It also occurs as a primary mineral in limestones & talc or chlorite schists. Most uniquely Magnetite has also been found as a component of Meteorites & is present on Mars.

Magnesite is an important industrial mineral with extensive uses such as in the production of synthetic rubber. As a binder in flooring material. In the lining of blast furnaces kilns or incinerators & for the preparation of magnesium chemicals or fertilizers. In the gemstone world Magnesite has been the subject of great controversy as it is commonly dyed & sold as Turquoise. 

Metaphysical Properties

The mind crystal of balance & harmony. Magnesite boosts cognitive function & is an excellent ally for those in the pursuit of knowledge or wishing to expand their mental capacities. It teaches how to think outside the box & promotes original thought, great for students & teachers alike. It enhances fluidity creating cohesive energy streams, helping to balance or harmonise the left & right brain. This cohesion brings unity to intuition & academic thought resulting in a fresh outlook of holistic lateral thinking. With this gift comes a greater ability to express or communicate such thoughts & create new wondrous things. It is a powerful tool for those mentally stuck or suffering the affliction of writers block.

Magnesite calms anger, nervous tension & anxiety helping one to keep a cool calm head it promotes a happy disposition. It also balances hormonal fluctuations & reduces mood swings. Its cool calm energy is particularly good for periods of physical transition such as puberty, pregnancy & menopause. It instills patients teaching how to go with the flow & morph different energies together to create peaceful harmony.

Magnesite resonates with all chakras, it energetically detoxes the meridians & helps keep a flow of pure clean white light energy flowing through the etheric body. An excellent Aura protector, it repairs & seals energy holes, releasing any attachments or energy blocks. Use to connect to & communicate with ones higher self, guardians, Angels & light beings or the star nation.

As a magical ally it is excellent when conceptualising new spells or rituals. Also a powerful manifestor it harnesses pure white light energy helping to birth ones wishes & desires into the physical realms.

Crystal Healing

Assists brain function, anxiety, nerve issues, epilepsy, arthritis, heart & muscle function, bone structure, absorption of protein, chronic fatigue, hormonal issues, depression, lethargy & regulation of blood sugar levels.


Group: Carbonates

Crystal System: Trigonal

Composition: MgCO3

Form/Habit: Massive, rhombohedrons & hexagonal prisms

Hardness: 3.5-4.5

Cleavage: Perfect

Fracture: Conchoidal

Lustre: Vitreous

Streak: White

Specific Gravity: 2.96-3.12

Transparency: Transparent to Translucent

R.I: 1.509 - 1.717

Colour: White, yellow, brown, pink (generally pale shades)

Birefringence: 0.191

Fluorescence: Pale green to pale blue. Exhibits Triboluminescents

Strunz Classification: 5.AB.05

Dana Classification:

Solubility: Effervesces in hot HCL