Atacamite is a deep blue-green crystal that is named after the Atacama Region in Chile. It looks very similar to Chrysocolla, so it’s often confused for it. A beautiful stone for spiritual balancing and visualization, as well as restoring...
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Atacamite is a deep blue-green crystal that is named after the Atacama Region in Chile. It looks very similar to Chrysocolla, so it’s often confused for it. A beautiful stone for spiritual balancing and visualization, as well as restoring trust.
Physical Energy Properties: Helps in improving the thyroid gland and throat issues. It’s also beneficial to the nervous system, and the impact stress can have on it. Assists in balancing the kidneys and the adrenals. Also great for those who experience Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Emotional Energy Properties: Restores self-love and unconditional love, allowing you to welcome it into your life from others. It also connects you with your spiritual path and creates a sense of trust in following your path in life. Restores faith in your purpose and ability to reach your potential. Atacamite also opens the Third Eye which is connected to your intuition and psychic ability.
Chakras: Works with the Heart chakra and the Throat chakra, as well as the Third Eye chakra.
Astrological signs: Connected with Aquarius and Virgo.
History: Atacamite gets its name from the Atacama Desert in Chile where it was first found in 1801. It was then added to the mineral species collection the same year by D. de Gallizen. It’s also been found in the patina of the Statue of Liberty and in ancient bronze and copper artifacts. Ancients used it as a pigment in their maps, frescoes and sculptures in Russia, Eurasia and Persia.
Where it's found: Found in Chile, Mexico, the United States and Australia.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Atacamite results from the oxidation of copper ores that have been in saline or in arid conditions. It’s also found in Vesuvian lavas. It has a hardness of 3 to 3.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness which isn’t the best of jewelry. It is relatively common so it can be purchased as a raw stone or a polished stone.
How to use it: Use in meditation to stimulate the Third Eye by placing it in between your eyebrows on your forehead. You can also place it on your heart or throat area to balance the energy and to bring in unconditional love.