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Variscite: The stone that helps clear thinking



Variscite is a mineral that has no use other than being a gem, due to its green color and not being so common is only named by experts, especially for its great resemblance to turquoise and jade. It is said to be a gem mainly composed of iron, the reason for this is that it has large amounts of trivalent iron and is part of an isoform series. in nature is very rare to get it crystallized and less with large crystals well formed, is generally found in a rocky and compact with small crystals embedded around it.


Its green or bluish green color is mainly due to the iron found in its composition and in fact at the time of its crystallization it cannot be taken as a gem of great hardness as most, in fact it is rather a soft gem and easy to model. Its name comes from the region of Variscia which was the ancient name of Vogtland which is a region of Germany where in fact is where the mineral was discovered, that is the real reasonºfor its name and why it is not so well known.

This gem unlike most others is not produced at great depths, nor under great pressure and intense heat, it is very common to find it near water deposits that have a high content of phosphorus and rocks with also have a significant aluminum content, this is more common seen in cave and islands and has to do mostly with the decomposition of guano.

The mines of this gem or at least the oldest ones are located in Catalonia and are called the Galleries of Gavá, where this mineral has been exploited, according to records since the Neolithic and that its production increased in the Middle Neolithic, Also in the province of Zamora there is a large amount of ore in a place known as the Panzuelo de las Cuevas, other large mines or large old deposits and that are far from Europe are Lucin and Fairfield, both located in the United States, more specifically in Utah.


Although the deposits, or at least the oldest ones, have already been mentioned, the majority of this ore is currently mined in the United States and although the other deposits are still active, there is one in Tooele County, also in the state of Utah, where it is still obtained completely pure and not with any other trace of another mineral or precious stone. This is what happens with the deposit at Ely in the state of Nevada where it is found together with the desert quartz and is called Amtrix, but despite not being considered pure by the presence of quartz still retains its green color, only that it looks a little more attenuated by the other stone.


Variscite has always been associated with jewelry, not fine jewelry but ornamental jewelry, is very much associated with the Libra sign, because it says it helps to keep the chakras in balance and the energy of the bod. Is associated with increasing authenticity or bringing out the true self of its wearer. It is associated with the spleen and the heart as it helps to keep them healthy and ensures that the heart pumps blood properly to maintain body balance and that is why it earned the nickname of the balance stone or the stability stone.


It is said that it makes the wearer aware of what he or she is like and helps the wearer to show himself or herself as he or she is, it helps to maintain a good mood and to raise it in case the wearer has it a little low, it also provides good sense and a clear thinking and above all, rational things. This is mostly for its bearer to express himself clearly and can be understood in an easy way, that is to say, here speech is applied as you think, if the bearer of this gem has a clear, sensible, lucid, simple and easy to understand thought, he will also express himself with others, apart from all this it also sharpens the perception capacity of its owner.

It was once believed that if four of these gems were buried in the four cardinal points of a farm, they would serve as guardians of the farm and thus protect what was given on it, whether it was cattle farming or any kind of cultivation and even both if the farm was dedicated to both things. It helps its bearer to awaken courage and hope, is even  widely used by some hypnotists to explore past lives without creating any trauma or disturbing the person in any way.


In the medical sense it is said that Variscite is very useful for various diseases because it regenerates any damages to the nervous system, it contributes to the maintenance of the elasticity of the veins, as well as the production of collagen, it helps in the case of heartburn, Abdominal distention and even ulcers and rheumatism, it is also very useful to combat cramps and swelling of the feet especially in pregnant women and in the case of men it helps to combat sexual impotence.

It is recommended to use it almost naturally, meaning without any treatment that goes beyond a simple polish is recommended to use it directly on the skin preferably in a pendant or a bracelet composed only of the gem and is said or better is recommended because one of its properties is to help combat depression and spiritually open the way to the energies of the universe and maintain confidence and faith in us and those around us.