Discovered in Sweden in 1800, it’s name comes from the Greek for leaf, due to it’s perfect cleavage. It was used in the making of CorningWare and ceramic glazes. It is an important ore of lithium, especially for the glass production industry. It is a monoclinic system of lithium aluminum phyllosilicate mineral. Found in pink, grey & yellow grey tabular crystals & columnar masses, with the colorless variety commonly used as gemstones.

– Associated with the throat & crown chakras, the zodiac sign of Leo, & vibrates to the number 7.

– Self-acceptance, self-love, knowing one’s path, clairvoyance, telepathy.
– Soothes the mentally scattered or flighty. Focus with profound relaxation.
– Overcome bullying, abuse/victim patterns. Ease ADD/ADHD/anxiety.
– Calm self-acceptance and self-love.
– One of the “12 Synergy Stones™”

Chemical Formula: LiAl(Si4O10)
Shape: prismatic tabular or elongated crystals
Crystal System: monoclinic
Color: colorless, white, gray or pink
Streak: colorless
Luster: vitreus, pearly on cleavage
Diaphaneity: transparent to translucent
Hardness: 6.5 Mohs
Tenacity: brittle
Cleavage: poor
Fracture: conchoidal
Specific Gravity: 2.41 g/cm³