Mined from: Kola Peninsula, Russia
Description: Glendonite, (which is a dehydrated version of Ikaite) is an unusual and distinctive form of calcite. Glendonite belongs to a class of pseudomorphs which is a mineral that has taken the characteristic crystal shape of another mineral by a processes called recrystallization. Glendonites are pseudomorphs after the mineral ikaite.
Ikaite is typically found in near-freezing water in deep ocean locations. When Ikaite is removed from its natural water that is cool, it rapidly disintegrates into anhydrous calcium carbonate. This effect is what morphs Ikaite to become Glendonite, and has earned it the nickname “the melting mineral”.
Glendonite is believed to be a stone of learning, discovery, and understanding. It stimulates the third eye, crown, and soul star chakra (above the head), as well as helping to increase one's psychic abilities and inner visions. Glendonite is known to assist in healing broken bones. It is also great to use as a preventative of breakage, by strengthening both bones and teeth.
Their shape is uniquely fun and look like spiky clusters. Large sizes consist of two conjoined cluster buddies.
Chakra: Third eye, Crown and Soul Star
Approximate Size of 1 piece: 2.5cm x 2.5cm x 2cm
Approximate Weight of 1 piece: 10g
Approximate Size of 1 piece: 3.5cm x 2.5cm 1.5cm
Approximate Weight of 1 piece: 14g
Approximate Size of 1 piece: 4cm x 2.5cm x 2.5cm
Approximate Weight of 1 piece: 20g
We do our best to buy quality products- although not every rock is the same. If you choose to purchase the "staff pick option", we will select the best of the batch for you. Otherwise, it will be at random from the larger batch we have in stock.