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Iceland Spar, also known as Clear Calcite or Optical Calcite, is a variety of Calcite that was originally found in Iceland. This mineral is double refractive, meaning objects appearing through it will look as though they’re in two places at once. This Calcite variety is usually completely transparent and has endless amounts of rainbow inclusions within.
Icelandic Spar Crystal Healing Properties:
Iceland Spar is very similar to Quartz, not only in its physical appearance, but also its properties. They both offer clarity, insight, manifestation, enhancement, power, and intention programming. It's a stone for finding solutions as it will aid in seeking the root of the problem and removing it. Iceland Spar is also a perfect meditation stone due to its ability to realign our chakras. During meditation, the higher frequencies that Iceland spar pulsate go directly to our higher chakras and enhance one's mental capabilities and awareness. Psychic abilities become unlocked when working with this stone, and it pushes you to be the highest version of yourself.
Icelandic Spar History and Uses:
Iceland Spar was first reported in 1837 by J.D. Dana, but its history dates far before then. It is believed that the Vikings used this mineral as a navigator because of its light-polarizing ability, allowing them to always be able to find the sun no matter the weather. Historians believe the “sunstone” that has been commonly referred to in Medieval Icelandic texts is actually Iceland Spar. Further evidence of this is the 1592 shipwreck “Alderney”, which has been found with an Iceland Spar in its buried contents.
Icelandic Spsar Geological Description:
Calcite is a calcium carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3. It comes in a wide variety of forms and colors and is found on every continent of the world. Calcite makes up the major part of marble and limestone. Honey Calcite occurs in either massive or rhombohedral crystal form and the best specimens come from Mexico.
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