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Diopside

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Crystal Description

Diopside is a calcium magnesium silicate mineral. Diopside is the magnesium rich end member of the pyroxene group. Pure iron free Diopside is very rare.

Gemstone quality Diopside can be found as the black Star Diopside (displaying asterism), the emerald green Chrome Diopside, and the rare blue Violan. Diopside makes fine collectors pieces.

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Metaphysical Properties

Diopside is a deep emotional healer, releasing blockages that release the flow of tears.

Diopside helps to foster the recognition of personal strengths with humility.

Diopside stimulates the intellect and learning.

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Crystal Healing Uses

Diopside can be useful to relieve the pain of muscular spasm.

Diopside is helpful to those experiencing enduring psychological trauma and turmoil.

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Details

Colour:green, blue, purple, white, colourless
Class:Silicate
Group:Monoclinic
Formations:short prismatic, compact, grainy, granular, columnar and massive
Localities:Worldwide
Chemical Composition:MgCaSi2O6
Hardness:5 to 6
Lustre:vitreous, translucent to transparent
Cleavage:perfect in two directions
Varieties:Chrome Diopside, Malacolite, Violan

Disclaimer:

All crystal healing uses, magical uses and metaphysical definitions are provided as a means of education, and do not imply a guarantee of effect. Those suffering from illness should consult with their General Practitioner in the first instance. Crystal healing is a holistic complementary healthcare practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner.

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