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Shattuckite is a relatively rare copper silicate mineral. It was first discovered in 1915 in the copper mines of Bisbee Arazona, specifically the Shattuck Mine (hence the name). It is a secondary mineral that forms from the alteration of other secondary minerals.  Shattuckite is a pseudomorphic stone, meaning that it is a new (relatively) material that seeped into and replaced an older mineral, while keeping the same structure, and is a rare mixture wherein Malachite, Chrysocolla, Azurite and copper are found in traces.

Shattuckite was a traditional magical healing and love charm among the indigenous people in Arizona and parts of Africa.  They believed that Shattuckite could resolve past life issues that may prevent you from moving forward in present-life spiritual development and help you to bring back strengths and strategies from past worlds to assist in present-day dilemmas.

Shattuckite is considered an excellent choice for use in crystal healing for removal of barriers and energy blockages from the past. It has been considered to have some protective powers against hostile foreign entities. As a stone capable of reaching high frequency vibrations, it is a helpful tool for attracting pure spirits and spiritual guides. Thus, it has been used for developing psychic vision, and telepathy. It has been prized as a metaphysical stone capable to sharpen our intuition and strengthen our concentration. Some people say it is able to help in channeling and reprogramming our DNA as well as our brain functions.

The symbolism of Shattuckite has been related to reconciliation and re-establishing harmonious relations. Shattuckite can assist if there is a broken relationship, or if there are some obstructing energies preventing you from reaching peace and harmony with your loved ones, or if you are waiting for someone who will never commit.

Shattuckite teaches that one must first be in truth in order to teach truth.  It is a soothing and calming stone for those who are excessively judgmental, reactive, aggressive or irresponsible.

Medically, Shattuckite is beneficial for all minor health complaints, bringing the body gently back into balance.  It is reputed to help with tonsillitis, teeth and gum problems.

  • Composition: Copper silicate hydroxide
  • Structure: Orthorhombic
  • Hardness: 3.5
  • Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Birthstone: February
  • Chakra: Throat & Brow
  • Sources: USA, Argentina, Austria, Congo, Namibia, South Africa and UK
  • Empowerment: I can share my deepest feelings with those I love.

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