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Crystal Description

Indicolite is a complex sodium magnesium iron boro-aluminium silicate hydroxide in the Tourmaline group found in granites and granitic pegmatites, high temperature hydrothermal veins and metamorphic rocks.

Tourmaline has 3 species - Dravite, Schorl and Elbaite; and has 14 varieties. Tourmalines are further named by their colours. Tourmalines are formed in all colours and are often multicoloured. Tourmalines are naturally pyroelectric and piezoelectric and some are pleochroic.

Indicolite is a blue gemmy variety of Elbaite Tourmaline, and fine crystal specimens are sought after by collectors.

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Metaphysical Properties

Indicolite stimulates the third eye and throat chakras. Indicolite is immensely calming and is useful in meditation, stilling the monkey mind, raising and expanding consciousness. Indicolite is a powerful psychic crystal, facilitating psychic visioning, clairvoyance, clairaudience, channelling and mediumship.

Indicolite aids communication with spirit and eases verbalisation of received messages. Indicolite instils responsibility and harmonious living.

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Crystal Healing Uses

Indicolite has been used to treat upper digestive and respiratory system ailments.

Indicolite can be useful in balancing the thymus, thyroid and pituitary glands.

Indicolite assists in treating eye disorders.

Indicolite may be helpful in calming migraine and headache.

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Colour:blue to dark blue
Class:Silicate, Tourmaline group
Formations:striated, elongated prismatic crystals, stubby, prismatic crystals; rounded, triangular cross-section; tabular crystals, columnar, radiating, stalactitic, tiny, elongated needles, compact masses
Chemical Composition:Na(Li1.5,Al1.5)Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4
Hardness:7 to 7.5
Lustre:vitreous, transparent to opaque
Varieties:Buergerite, Chromdravite, Dravite, Elbaite, Feruvite, Foitite, Liddicoatite, Magnesiofoitite, Olenite, Povondraite, Rossmanite, Schorl, Uvite, Vanadiumdravite


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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