Apophyllite, Green - International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.atlantisinstitute.org/


Origin - the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Apophyllite is a water containing sheet silicate and the name refers to a specific group of phyllosilicates.


The group name originally refered to a single mineral however in 1978 it was changed to represent a class of minerals that contain a similar chemical formation.


Apophyllite is a secondary mineral found in vesicles in basalt or other volcanic rocks. They are found globaly in mineral areas such as   Jalgaon, India; the Harz Mountains of Germany, Mont Saint-Hilaire in Canada, and Kongsberg, Norway, with other locations in Scotland, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, and throughout the United States.


All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Apophyllite crystals belong to the Tetragonal system.


History - the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

Derived from a Greek meaning, the name Apophyllite refers to the term ‘flaking’ which connects with the class’s habit of flaking apart in the heat, due to water loss.


Apopyllites are popular with gem collectors as they are abundant and well defined and are produced in a variety of colours.


Specification - the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Apophyllites are naturally forming pyramidal structures that when tumbled can form natural pyramids. They have the beautiful ability to refract light in deep rainbow colours.


Varieties - a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There main varieties of Apophyllite include


  • Fluorapophllite
  • Hydroxyapophyllite
  • Fluorapophllite NA (formerly natroapophyllite)



Esoteric Attributes - a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.


Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.


The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Apophyllite crystals.


Mental: Apophyllite crystals are said to offer respite after moments of momentous exertion.
Emotional: Apophyllite crystals are an aid to the release of oppressed emotions. They assist in relieving fear, pressure and the hemmed in feelings that can sometimes be repressed.
Physical: Apophyllite crystals are strong in the relief of the respiratory tract along with asthma and allergies. It also aids in skin problems and any issues with nerves.


Crystal Chart - Apophyllite


Crystal: Apophyllite
Mineralogy: Hydrated Potassium Calcium Sodium Silicate Flouride Hydroxide
Geometric form: Tetragonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Linked to Zodiac Signs of Gemini and Libra.
Appearance: Prismatic, tabular with uneven fracture. Vitreous; pearly
Aura: Apophyllite crystals help to open a conscious connection between the spiritual and physical worlds. It aids clear sight through its high vibrations which also develops intuition and future sightings.
Colour: Usually white or colourless but can also be blue, green, brown, yellow, pink and violet.
Chakra: Apophyllite act with the Third Eye and Crown chakras and aid reception to spiritual energy.




International Crystals - References and resources:


Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001


New Oxford American Dictionary