Datolite is a calcium borosilicate mineral, usually colorless, or shades of white, pale yellow/pale green in coloration. It was first observed by Jens Esmark in 1806, and named by him from δατεῖσθαι, “to divide,” and λίθος, “stone”, in allusion to the granular structure of the massive mineral.
Datolite crystallizes in the monoclinic system forming prismatic crystals and nodular masses. The luster is vitreous and may be brown, yellow, light green or colorless. The Mohs hardness is 5.5 and the specific gravity is 2.83.0.
The type localities are in the diabases of the Connecticut River valley and Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway. Associated minerals include prehnite, danburite, babingtonite, epidote, native copper, calcite, quartz and zeolites. It is common in the copper deposits of the Lake Superior region of Michigan. It occurs as a secondary mineral in mafic igneous rocks often filling vesicles along with zeolites in basalt. Unlike most localities throughout the world, the occurrence of datolite in the Lake Superior region is usually fine grained in texture and possesses colored banding. Much of the coloration is due to the inclusion of copper or associated minerals in progressive stages of hydrothermal precipitation.
Botryolite is a botryoidal form of datolite.
Datolite Metaphysical Properties
The frequency of Datolite connects to the solar plexus, heart chakras, and crown chakras, it cleanses and stimulates them so that one can understand, acknowledge and then release emotional perceptions related to life’s issues, bringing clarity, to view an issue from a higher perspective.
Datolite opens and clears the crown chakra so that one has a higher dimensional awareness and perception.
The uplifting energy of Datolite helps to lift the negative emotions of hopelessness and being overwhelmed by aspects of one’s life by bringing the positive feeling of joy into one’s life experiences.
- Solar Plexus
- Nervous System
- Higher Dimensional Awareness
- Higher Dimensional Perception