Spectrolite is from Finland and a highly colored type of Labradorite, which is a form of Feldspar, a sodium calcium aluminum silicate mineral. Often grey/green and characterized by the “flashes” in an array of vivid colors including blue, green, violet, gold, orange, and red. This characteristic play of light is known as Labradorescence. The colors found in Spectrolite are deeper and more intense and its energy is stronger.

Spectrolite: Meanings, Benefits and Properties

The frequency of Spectrolite/Labradorite connects to all of the chakras. It acts as a protection stone by creating an energetic force field within one’s energy fields, which prevents negative energy or thoughtforms from entering and draining one’s energy.

The energy of Spectrolite/Labradorite is multi-dimensional and thus can aid one to shift one’s consciousness from the physical third dimension to the higher dimensions, thus aiding psychic abilities such as intuition, clairvoyance, and telepathy.

This crystal aids one in recognizing deeply held belief patterns that are no longer serving one.

Labradorite is strengthening the Etheric body and thus can help with symptoms of M.E.

Associated Chakras

  • Base Root
  • Sacral
  • Solar Plexus
  • Heart
  • Throat
  • Third Eye
  • Crown

Physical Ailment

  • Myalgic Encephalopathy

Emotional Issue

  • Negative Emotional Patterns

Spiritual Connection

  • Protection – Psychic
  • Psychic Ability

Spectrolite Colors

Spectrolite exhibits a richer range of colors than other labradorites for instance in Canada or Madagascar (which show mostly tones of blue-grey-green) and high labradorescence.

The term is sometimes incorrectly used to describe labradorite whenever a richer display of colors is present, regardless of locality. Due to the unique colors mined in Finland, spectrolite has become a brand name for material mined only there.

Sometimes spectrolite is incorrectly used to describe labradorite whenever a richer display of colors is present, regardless of locality: for example, labradorite with the spectrolite play of colors has sometimes described material from Madagascar.

Spectrolite sources

The difference between Finnish spectrolite and other labradorites is that crystals of the former have considerably stronger and larger colorfulness, caused by their opaque base color; other labradorites have a transparent base color.

The anorthosite-dominant plagioclase from Ylämaa, Finland was named by Walter Mikkola and then accepted as a commercial name by geology professor Aarne Laitakari, then director of the Geological Survey of Finland. .

Spectrolite History

Finnish geologist Aarne Laitakari (1890-1975) described the peculiar stone and sought its origin for years when his son Pekka discovered a deposit at Ylämaa in south-eastern Finland while building the Salpa Line fortifications there in 1940.

The quarrying of spectrolite began after the Second World War and became a significant local industry. In 1973, the first workshop in Ylämaa began cutting and polishing spectrolite for jewels. After that, a gem center was established in Ylämaa with training for gem-cutting accompanied by an annual Gem and Mineral Show initiated by Esko Hämäläinen, mayor of Ylämaa municipality.

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