Chalcanthite is a secondary copper mineral formed through the oxidation of copper sulphides. Chalcanthite exists only in arid regions which are protected from moisture.
Chalcanthite specimens must be kept away from water and moist conditions, as water causes them to crumble or dissolve. Most specimens are very fragile, and much care should be taken when handling them. Chalcanthite is poisonous.
Natural Chalcanthite crystals are extremely rare in nature. Well shaped crystals are easily grown synthetically from copper sulphate solutions and appear too perfect to be natural (so be aware).
Chalcanthite activates the throat chakra and helps in all forms of communication.
Chalcanthite helps with making choices that will lead to personal desires and goals, unrestrained.
Chalcanthite can be useful in treating arthritis.
Chalcanthite is helpful for disorders of the urinary and reproduction systems.
Chalcanthite can help with water retention.
Chalcanthite is never to be used as an elixir.
short prismatic, thick tabular crystals, but are rare. Commonly occurs as botryoidal, encrusted or stalactitic masses and as fibrous veins
Chile, Spain, USA
CuSO4 - 5H2O
vitreous, translucent to transparent
Jokokuite, Pentahydrite, Siderotil
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.