Geology / History

Fuchsite is a chromium rich variety of muscovite & belongs to the mica group of phyllosilicate minerals.

Fuchsite forms when trivalent chromium replaces an aluminium (Al) atom in the general muscovite formula & producing the green colour of fuchsite. The micaceous crystals are flexible & slightly sectile. They are often found in minute micaceous aggregatesas a major component of chromium rich phyllitic or schistose metamorphic rocks.

An ornamental variety of Fuchsite is Verdite which a microcrystalline metamorphic rock. Fuchsite can also occur with a matrix of other crystals such as Kyanite, Ruby, Zoisite & Quartz.

Fuchsite was named in 1842 after the German chemistry & mineralogist professor Johann Nepomuk von Fuchs. 

Metaphysical Properties

A stone of immense heart energy that radiates & amplifies positive vibrations. Connects to the cords of ancient knowledge & inner truth. It unblocks any residual emotional pain or hurts & protects from further damage. An excellent energy shield it stimulates & supports a powerful life force energy that purifies negative energies. As it neutralises intrusive lower vibrations it is ideal for frequency deflection on all levels including attachments, karmic ties & EMF’s.

Great to use in all stages of manifestation as it boosts divine intuition which amplifies intent, then enhances creativity & productivity. Fuchsite resonates with a healing vibration that through meditative communication shows us practical ways to heal the self & others. It holds a strong industrious medicine with the secrets of alchemy.

A builder crystal that teaches many small steps will climb the mountain. Fuchsite facilitates a beautifully pleasant dream state & is a perfect meditation vibration. It opens the heart with pure white light that floods the auric field, shaking out any hidden energetic debris.

The driving force of Fuchsite’s energy is unconditional infinite love. Through this love Fuchsite shows us the radiance within, bringing deep reverence for the beauty of self & all other beings. This stone is excellent for fortifying family units or working relationships as it facilitates an environment of good community spirit with kindness & compassion. 

Crystal Healing

Insomnia, allergies/sensitivities, muscle tension, headaches, chest infections & coughs. Aids capillary function & heart Good for eye & nose problems or pressure release.

Mineralogy

Group: Phyllosilicate - Mica

Composition: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2

Colour: Various shades of green & greenish silver

Cause of Colour: High Chromium content

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Form/Habit: Massive to platy

Hardness: 2–2.5

Cleavage: Perfect

Fracture: Micaceous

Luster: Vitreous, Silky, Pearly

Streak: White, often sheds tiny green flakes

Specific Gravity: 2.77 to 2.88

Transparency: Transparent, Translucent

R.I: 1.552 to 1.618

Birefringence: δ = 0.035 – 0.042

Fluorescence: lime green under long wave UV light

Pleochroism: Weak

Strunz Classification: 09.EC.15

Dana Classification: 71.02.02a.01