Atlantisite (also called Tasmanite) is a relatively new discovery in the gem and mineral world. It is a unique combination of colors and includes the yellow-green matrix that holds a purple and green combination of Stichtite, only occurring in “Stichtite Hill” a small hilltop in Zeehan, Tasmania, where it is mined exclusively. Atlantisite is the high grade gem material containing Stichtite in Serpentine but in the gemstone also has chromite and magnetite. Atlantisite is a stable variety of the gem and is popular in the jewellery industry. The tradename Atlantisite was coined by Gerald Pauley and is the registered tradename for the variety of gem which comes from the specific mine in Tasmania.
Atlantisite is reputed to overcome insecurities and for overcoming a victim mentality. A crystal for those that live alone, to create a happy welcoming home environment and to enjoy your own time and space.
Psychologically, Atlantisite lowers stress levels and encourages thinking before speaking. Useful for gently encouraging children to modifying inappropriate behaviour (personally I find the naughty step more effective!!!), this stone is also helpful for breaking away from the results of poor choices or old wounds instilling a more positive approach. It promotes a more relaxed attitude to life, balancing mood swings and making us more aware of our own emotions and promoting inner peace. It can encourage us to solve any conflicts in a much more peaceful way.
Atlantisite is a comforting stone for those living alone and helps us to be gentle with ourselves and gentle with others. By creating a special place in the house, it lends a calming and peaceful air to the area in which it is placed.
Environmentally, is a useful earth healer, bringing peace into the environment and, when buried in the earth, undertakes earth clearing and energy restructuring in places where there has been death and destruction.
Atlantisite is a healing stone for the heart and lungs. It can help with kidney complaints and complaints of the stomach. It can relax cramp and is helpful with period pains. It has been used to promote the elasticity and regeneration of the skin and in the treatment of hernias. Atlantisite can also help with cases of diabetes and hypoglycemia.
- Composition: Carbonate & Silicate
- Crystal System: Trigonal
- Hardness: 1.5 – 4.5
- Zodiac: Leo
- Birthstone: August
- Chakra: Solar Plexus
- Sources: Tasmania, Australia
- Empowerment: I take pleasure in childhood spontaneity.