Saussurite is the name given to a mineral aggregate that has been formed by hydrothermal alteration (high temperature/ aqueous synthesis) of calcium or sodium-bearing plagioclase feldspar. A typical resulting assemblage of minerals can include Zoisite, Epidote, Chlorite, Albite (or another sodium-rich feldspar).

The phrase saussuritization is the process whereby this mixture of minerals is formed. It is not recognized as a true mineral due to the varied mixture of microscopic minerals present.

The color of this mineral aggregate ranges from pale green/grey through to a vibrant-rich emerald green tone within an off-white or grey base, which can give an overall mottled appearance due to the mixture of minerals present. Due to the color, it had been mistaken for a form of Jade and used to make carvings.

It was named after the Swiss explorer Horace Benedict de Saussure, who discovered it on the slopes of Mont Blanc.

Saussurite: Meanings, Benefits and Properties

The frequency of Saussurite connects to the heart chakra so that one can become more emotionally balanced. It helps to transform negative emotional energies and patterns that would otherwise prevent one from moving on in one’s life. It gives one a positive outlook and confidence to make any changes required.

The energy of Saussurite supports the emotional body so that one can release any feelings of fear of the unknown and thus freeing one from any emotional patterns holding one back and helping one to be positive in one’s future actions.

Associated Chakras

  • Heart

Emotional Issue

  • Emotional Balance
  • Emotional Negativity

Spiritual Connection

  • Transformation of Negativity

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