Geology / History

Okenite is a silicate mineral usually associated with Zeolites. Normally found as small white "snow ball" formations within basalt geodes. These formations are clusters of straight, radiating, fibrous crystals that are both bendable & fragile.
Named after German naturalist Lorenz Oken (1779–1851).
Minerals associated with okenite include Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Prehnite, Chalcedony, Goose Creekite & many other Zeolites. Okenite is mainly found in India within the state of Maharashtra.

Metaphysical Meaning
A blissful warm & fuzzy crystal of spiritual expansion with powerful angelic energy. Connects to higher self, other higher beings & ancient knowledge. Expansive, promotes unity & connectivity. Opens the heart & mind for soul integration. Shows peaceful solutions & teaches us to see beauty everywhere. Inspires, purifies & amplifies intention attracting prosperity of all kinds. Excellent meditation crystal.

Crystal Healing
Okenite is associated primarily with the crown chakra but can align & purify the energy of all chakras. Assists with blood diseases, fever, stomach problems & slowing aging. Balances emotions & hormonal fluctuations.

Group: Phyllosilicate
Crystal System: Triclinic
Composition: CaSi2O5·2H2O
Form/Habit: Bladed crystals, typically fibrous, clusters of curved crystals and radial balls
Hardness: 4.5-5
Cleavage: Perfect on {001}
Lustre: Vitreous, Pearly
Specific Gravity: 2.28-2.33
Transparency: Transparent, translucent
R.I: nα = 1.512 - 1.532 nβ = 1.514 - 1.535 nγ = 1.515 - 1.542
Colour: White, may show slightly yellow or blue tint
Birefringence: δ = 0.003 - 0.010

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