Pyrolusite is a mineral that consists mostly of manganese dioxide and is an ore of manganese. It has been found that some of the earliest cave paintings were made using this mineral. It’s a great stone for restructuring your life and maki...
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Pyrolusite is a mineral that consists mostly of manganese dioxide and is an ore of manganese. It has been found that some of the earliest cave paintings were made using this mineral. It’s a great stone for restructuring your life and making lasting changes to your lifestyle.
Physical Energy Properties: Good for balancing sex drive and hormones. Helps blood vessels, metabolism, and wounds. Also great for the eyes and eyesight. Assists in the treatment of bronchitis and the causes behind diseases.
Emotional Energy Properties: Assists you in gaining perspective on situations. It can help to change and stabilize relationships. It can also help you in turning around negative expectations into positive ones. This stone also provides great support and strength through emotional issues. It’s a stone of optimism and determination.
Chakras: Related to the Sacral chakra.
Astrological signs: Connected with Leo.
History: Many of the oldest cave paintings found in Europe were created with manganese dioxide. There are also blocks of pyrolusite that can be found at Neanderthal sites. Not only could it have been used as an ingredient for paint for painting, but also as a tinder for lighting fires. Ancient Greeks used the term Magnes Lithos which refers to an area called Magnesia in Thessaly. In the 16th century, they called this stone manganesum and it was also called Alabandicus and Braunstein.
Where it's found: Mainly found in France, Brazil, the United States, the United Kingdom, India and Germany.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Pyrolusite is a black, amorphous mineral with a granular structure and a metallic lustre. It’s also used to manufacture spiegeleisen and ferromanganese and as an oxidizing agent in the preparation of chlorine. Natural pyrolusite can be used in batteries and disinfectants as well as decolorizing glass. It’s also used for calico printing and dying and for giving amber, black and violet colours in pottery, glass and brick. Or to make green and violet paint.
How to use it: While this stone is not suitable to wear on your body, it can be held to bring in protective energies. Keep this stone close by when you need any of it’s energy benefits and also use it in meditation by holding it in your hand.