A pink manganese silicate mineral with iron, magnesium and calcium. Found with black manganese oxides that occur as dendrites, fracture fillings, or matrix within the specimen. Usually found in metamorphic rocks associated with other manganese minerals. It is found in massive form and very rarely in red triclinic crystals. It is a rare stone, and found in small deposits around the world. It is the state stone of Massachusetts.

Associated with the root and heart chakras, zodiac signs of Taurus, Leo & Sagittarius & vibrates with the number 9.

– Balances emotions and calms impatience.
– Supportive stone attracts love & grounds negative energy.
– See needed self-improvement without criticizing or judging oneself.
– Rediscover one’s inner gifts.
– Helps one remember the soul-purpose of incarnation.
– Brings love into the world & encourages living from the heart.
– Best rewards come from serving the highest good.
– Discover one’s true passion, and learn new associated skills.
– Encourages service to humanity.
– Enhances power in those with altruistic intentions.
– Processes energies of Root & Heart chakras efficiently.
– Brings strength & vitality to the body and spirit to support higher vibrations needed for personal evolution.
– Supports detoxification and healing of the organs, especially the liver.
– Helps heal ailments of the heart, lungs, and nervous system, and reduces swelling and inflammation.
– Tumbled, it stimulates metabolism.
– Use when panicked and/or anxious.

Chemical Formula: (Mn2 ,Fe2 ,Mg,Ca)SiO3
Shape: tabular crystals, massive, granular
Crystal System: triclinic, pinacoidal
Color: pink, red, brown, gray, yellow, black from manganese oxides
Streak: white
Luster: vitreous to pearly
Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent, opaque
Hardness: 5.5-6.5 Mohs
Tenacity: brittle
Cleavage: perfect
Fracture: uneven, conchoidal
Specific Gravity: 3.40-3.74 g/cm³
Refractive Index:1.716-1.752