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Ajoite Gem - Messinia, Africa
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Ajoite cab 7/31 - 01 - Super Nice Extremely Rare Blue gem.
x 21 x 2.5 mm - 13 carat - $55.00

Very little of this material left and I currently cannot get more.

Ajoite is the Holy Grail of Copper Silicates. The most rare and desirable of blues. It is an attractive copper silicate mineral that is named for its type locality in the Ajo District of Pima County, Arizona. It is a secondary mineral that forms from the oxidation of other secondary copper minerals. Ajoite forms excellent microcrystal specimens. The small prismatic crystals are often arranged in tufts with an almost aquamarine-like blue green color. It is associated with other rare and colorful minerals such as shattuckite, copper, papagoite and plancheite; which makes specimens even more attractive. The color variety in a single multi-mineral specimen is sometimes surreal. Massive samples of ajoite are also unique and are sometimes carved or tumbled and can be used as an ornamental stone. Ajoite's classification as a phyllosilicate is questionable as its true structure is as yet unknown.

This excelent and rare rough comes from Messinia South Africa and is much nicer lapidary material overall that the Ajoite from Ajo AZ. Harder and less pitting and fractures and broader bands of ajoite in the quartz. I hope you enjoy it.

Metaphysical: From Love Is In The Earth by Melody: Ajoite produces a melding between the heart chakra and the throat chakra and facilitates speaking that which is in one's heart. This quality provides for a peacefulness within ones emotional system and  joyful acceptance of ones surroundings, circumstances and environment. The energy of Ajoite also brings peace within the self, regardless of ones actual physical or mental location; it stimulates understanding and total acceptance. the "Earth Keeper" of the Ajoite phantom crystal will find clarity of spirit through communication via the heart, bringing to fruition the perfection of love and facilitating communion with all of the integral part of the earth, sky and life.  It can be used to eliminate hostility- it is quite difficult for one to remain hostile toward oneself; in addition, and following the same logic, it can also be used to eliminate anger, abrasiveness, jealousy, prejudice....and all of the negative attributes one could imagine.