Geology / History

Chlorite is an iron aluminium manganese silicate hydroxide mineral. The chlorites are a group of phyllosilicate minerals. Chlorites can be described by the following four endmembers based on their chemistry via substitution of the following four elements in the silicate lattice; Mg (Clinochlore), Fe (Chamosite), Ni (Nimite) & Mn (Pennantite). In addition, zinc, lithium & calcium species are known. Clinochlore is the most common mineral of the Chlorite group.

The name chlorite is derived from the Greek chloros, meaning green. This is the most common colour of Chlorite, however it can also occur in pink, yellow, red & white. Chlorite Quartz refers to Quartz with inclusions of Chlorite, either as a coating or internal inclusion. Often found as phantom formations. This occurs when Chlorite is deposited on the surface of Quartz, the Quartz then grows larger creating a green ghost like crystal within.

The Chlorite group minerals exist over a wide range of temperature & pressure conditions. For this reason chlorite minerals are ubiquitous minerals within low & medium temperature metamorphic rocks, deeply buried sediments, hydrothermal rocks & some igneous rocks.

Metaphysical Properties

A powerful purifier & cleanser. Can be used to cleanse the aura, other crystals & purge the energy field of any attachments. Chlorite Quartz balances the chakras, aligns & unblocks energy meridians releasing emotional wounds. They greatly increase energetic connections & teach oneness through connectivity. Dispersing negative energies & emotions they clear the way for manifestation to thrive.

Meditating with Chlorite Quartz is useful to create a conscious connection with Earth energies & is very helpful in Earth healing. They connect to high vibrational energies & spiritual guides, bringing forth heightened states of awareness. They teach the beauty of change & show us how to embrace change to build better more enlightened version of our self. 

Greatly stimulates creativity, promotes growth & expansion on all levels. Promotes a powerful protective energy within any environment. Can be used to prevent psychic attack & release curses or spells. Dark energies cannot exist in the presents of this crystal as it neutralises evil rendering it powerless.  

Crystal Healing

Detox & circulation- helps the body to eliminate toxins. Aids assimilation of minerals & vitamins. Useful for skin conditions & liver spots. Aids stress & anxiety. 

Mineralogy Of Chlorite

Group: Phyllosilicates

Crystal System: Monoclinic 2/m; with some triclinic polymorphs

Composition: (Mg,Fe)3(Si,Al)4O10 - Repeating unit (OH)2·(Mg,Fe)3(OH)6

Form/Habit: Foliated masses, scaley aggregates, disseminated flakes

Hardness: 2-2.5

Cleavage: Perfect 001

Fracture: Lamellar

Lustre: Vitreous, pearly, dull

Streak: Pale green to grey

Specific Gravity: 2.6–3.3

Transparency: Opaque

R.I: 1.57–1.67

Colour: Various shades of green, rarely yellow, pink, red, or white.