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Assisting Change & Manifestations; Bringing Dreams to Life.
Bastnaesite is a rare gem named after the Bastnas mines in Sweden, where it was first discovered in 1841.
Colors range from honey yellow to reddish brown, and the appearance of the crystals varies from transparent to translucent.
Bastnaesite Crystal Meaning:
Bastnasite stones are excellent for assisting you in bringing your dreams to life.
Their crystal characteristics work through the sacral chakra to help you create your desires in a creative way.
These stones have a positive effect on stimulating change in your life and assisting you in letting go of fear, allowing you to move forward with your plans more readily.
They may be able to assist you in obtaining information on how to keep the planet safe and healthy if you have a significant interest in its health.
If you've been dealing with high crystal energy stones that have left you feeling ungrounded, their energy may be able to aid.
These stones have a good anchoring action that will help you bring your envisioned ideas into reality, and their crystal structure will help you do so.
Common Name: Bastnaesite
Countries of Origin
Bastnaesite occurs in pegmatites near Pikes Peak, Colo. and with fluorite in Lincoln County, New Mexico; it is commercially mined at Mountain Pass, Calif.
Bastnaesite is a common mineral. It is, nevertheless, extremely rare in gem quality. Bastnaesite was discovered at the Bastnas mines in Sweden in 1841 and was given the name Bastnaesite.
Warm tones ranging from honey yellow to reddish brown characterise it.
The appearance of its crystals ranges from transparent to translucent. Industry values bastnaesite as a rare-earth element source.
Small quantities of gem-quality bastnaesite have been discovered all over the world. It is difficult to cut because it is a relatively soft mineral, however, its high refractive index (i.e., high brilliance and fire), combined with its rarity, make it an exciting gem to own.
A yellow to brown mineral consisting of a fluoride and carbonate of cerium and other rare earth metals.
It ranges in colour from wax-yellow to reddish-brown. Bastnaesite is commonly associated with other rare-earth-bearing minerals such as allanite, cerite, and tysonite.
This stone is a 4 - 5 on the Mohs scale, so be sure to treat it with care. Other stones will scratch it, so it's wise to store it separately or wrapped in a protective cloth.
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