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Labradorite is a gray colored stone that displays rainbow flashes of iridescent color on its surface when turned in the light. It is sometimes called 'Storm Cloud with Rainbows', a very descriptive name.
Labradorite is a very shamanic stone and an excellent companion for anyone who uses magic and ritual to create change in their life. It is believed to free the power of the imagination, inspire creativity, release inhibitions and false modesty and increase confidence in your power and your unique magical abilities. Labradorite can be used to open channels of communication with spiritual beings and invite them to be present in your life, which makes it a useful stone for anyone seeking a spiritual ally, totem or familiar. Labradorite is said to be attracted to people who are searching for wisdom or spiritual growth and working with the stone can help you to recognize magical knowledge in the most unlikely of places.
Although Labradorite is usually gray there is also a very rare form of golden Labradorite which has a translucent yellow color similar to Topaz. Golden Labradorite is known as 'Sun after Storms' and is said to bring deliverance from oppression and protect spiritual seekers who face discrimination or abuse. Golden Labradorite is used in crystal healing to help relieve the effects of stress and tension, especially after a long and arduous time of troubles.
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La labradorite è una varietà di anortite con on un ratio di albite/anortite che varia da 30/70 a 50/50. Con formula chimica (Na, Ca)(Al, Si)4O8 con tracce: Fe; K; H2O. Nelle sue forme e colorazioni migliori è utilizzato in gioielleria, questi pezzi hanno la particolarità di possedere un gioco di colori dal riflesso metallico normalmente varianti tra il blu e il verde, ma nei pezzi migliori può mostrare tutto lo spettro dei colori.
In gioielleria viene lavorata comunemente a cabochon, i pezzi migliori possono anche essere tagliati.
Granulare, sovente in blocchi compatti
Canada (Penisola del Labrador)
Forma in cui si presenta in natura
Alcuni tipi di Labradorite presentano il fenomeno della labradorescenza, fenomeno ottico che si manifesta con il luccichio differente a seconda di dove proviene l'illuminazione.
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Labradorite ((Ca,Na)(Al,Si)4O8), a feldspar mineral, is an intermediate to calcic member of the plagioclase series. It is usually defined as having "%An" (anorthite) between 50 and 70. The specific gravity ranges from 2.68 to 2.72. The streak is white, like most silicates. The refractive index ranges from 1.559 to 1.573. Twinning is common. As with all plagioclase members the crystal system is triclinic and three directions of cleavage are present two of which form nearly right angle prisms. It occurs as clear, white to gray, blocky to lath shaped grains in common mafic igneous rocks such as basalt and gabbro, as well as in anorthosites.
The geological type area for labradorite is Paul's Island near the town of Nain in Labrador, Canada. It has also been reported in Norway and various other locations worldwide.
Labradorite occurs in mafic igneous rocks and is the feldspar variety most common in basalt and gabbro. The uncommon anorthosite bodies are composed almost entirely of labradorite. It also is found in metamorphic amphibolites and as a detrital component of some sediments. Common mineral associates in igneous rocks include olivine, pyroxenes, amphiboles and magnetite.
It occurs in large crystal masses in anorthosite and shows a play of colors called labradorescence. The labradorescence, or schiller effect, is the result of light refracting within lamellar intergrowths resulting from phase exsolution on cooling in the Boggild miscibility gap, An48-An58.[further explanation needed]
Gemstone varieties of labradorite exhibiting a high degree of labradorescence are called spectrolite.
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