Geology/History

Pietersite is variety of Chalcedony considered a relation of Tiger Eye. Unlike Tiger eye which is a macrocrystalline Quartz variety Pietersite is a Chalcedony with a mixture of Quartz & Mogonite embedded with Amphibole fibers of Riebeckite in the form of Crocidolite. It has similar properties as Tiger's Eye but with different patterns due to its brecciated formation.

The fibrous structure in Pietersite is brecciated through geological processes. Once broken the fibrous materials have then been naturally reformed by Quartz. All fibrous Pietersite has superb chatoyancy, it can form in swirls, swathes & fibrous segments. The different appearances in colour of Pietersite is due to the dense or sparse Crocidolite inclusions & varying degrees of alteration. 

Pietersite was named after Sid Pieters whom discovered the mineral in Namibia Africa in 1962. Currently there is only one known sources of Pietersite. A very similar mineral was found in China. However this material consists of a different type of Amphibole Torendrikite, a Magnesio-Riebeckite. It is not recognised as Pietersite in the minerology world however it is sold as Pietersite.

This variety is said to have been discovered in 1993 & has slightly different variations in colour & patterns to the African Pietersite. Its colours are primarily golden or bronze & can also be found in blue shades. African Pietersite is very sought after due to its wide range of colours, including various blues, golds & reds. Blue is the rarest colour, followed by red. 

Sidpietersite is a different Sulfate mineral also from Namibia it is sometimes incorrectly sold as Pietersite but does not display the same vibrant chatoyancy & is very soft with a hardness similar to Gypsum. Another possible confusion is with the Phosphate mineral Petersite from New Jersey, USA, a member of the Mixite group. 

Metaphysical Properties

This stones holds within the glorious kingdom of heaven with great magic & strength. Pietersite raises the body’s vibration to enormous heights & helps one to seamlessly create their desired reality. Instilling a deep sense of inner calm this stone dissolves any negative energies, worries or anxiety & brings peaceful clarity.

Pietersite connects with all energy realms & draws divine energy into the physical realm. Communication to angelic beings & spirit guardians is greatly enhanced. Transforming vibration into words, allowing one to hear & understand messages in a clearer, more concise language. This stone is a wondrous psychic enhancer on all levels of connection. The ability to see all realities, understand all truths & encompass oneness are gifted within. Effortless manifestation follows these energies.

Pietersite resonates with all chakras stimulating a powerful alignment of subtle bodies & activating dormant or blocked energies. It connects heavily into the Earth & beams deep into the heavenly realms of divine grace, connecting both energies then emanating them into the physical.

Pietersite radiates loving kindness, creating positivity through massive energy expansion. Tapping into the infinite light of creation, it fills one with ageless wisdom & endless power. Pietersite teaches great love of all including the self, guiding us to speak with divine grace both externally & internally. It shows us how to be kind, loyal friends in all relationships, most importantly with ourselves.

Pietersite whispers, be a friend to yourself & you will never be lied to again. When complete self-trust is born, lies told become insightful windows to truth, all lies are truth that needs to be unraveled. Removing the illusion from one’s mind it shows the energies beneath the story & the truth in the lies. Then opens to compassionate understanding that lies cover pain, hurt, guilt & shame. Once recognised all these negative, damaging emotions can be acknowledged & released, freeing one from mental imprisonment. By accepting what is, we find there are many option for manifesting world changing love. 

Crystal Healing

Excellent for all ailments.

Mineralogy

Group: Quartz: Chalcedony + Amphibole: Crocidolite

Crystal System: Trigonal

Composition: SiO2 Na2Fe4with variable Na2Fe2+3Fe3+2(Si8O22)(OH)2

Form/Habit:Fibrous aggregate

Hardness: 6.5 – 7

Cleavage: None

Fracture: Uneven conchoidal

Lustre: Waxy, Vitreous. Silky on fractures

Specific Gravity: 2.60

Transparency: Opaque

R.I: 1.544 - 1.553

Colour: brown, red, yellow, orange, gold, blue, grey

Birefringence: 0.009

Fluorescence: Moderate to strong green & white

Pleochroism: None