Red-violet, pink, blue, yellow and a light brown.
Fair, more of a collectible curiosity than durable gemstone.
The name eudialyte comes from the Greek for "readily
decomposable," because i'ts easily soluable in acids.
It actually gelatinizes with hydrochloric acid.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; Kola Peninsula, Russia;
Kangerdluarsuk and Julianehaab, Greenland; the Langesundfjord
region of Norway; Madagascar and Magnet Cove, Arkansas,
eudialyte pictured above was found at Khybyne on the
Kola Peninsula in Russia. It is an amazing locality
that has a strange assortment of igneous minerals
and is referred to as an Agpaitic
Pegmatite. It is the result of several unique
igneous intrusions that occured from 3 billion years
ago to 360 million years ago
site is unusually rich in sodium as well as other
alkali metals. In addition, the site contains elements
that are often referred to as "difficult"
elements. These include zirconium, beryllium, strontium,
cerium, niobium, thorium, barium, yttrium and other
rare earth elements, that are especially large or
have unusual charges, making it difficult for them
to "fit" into other mineral structures.
They are excluded from earlier crystallized minerals
and must wait for their opportunity to crystallize
Na4(Ca, Ce, Fe, Mn)2ZrSi6O17(OH,
Sodium Calcium Cerium Iron Manganese Zirconium
Silicate Hydroxide Chloride
Eudialyte was discovered in 1819 in the Julianehaab district
of Greenland. It occurs in distinctive colors of a red-violet,
pink, blue, yellow and an attractive brown. The intensely
carmine color has been referred to as "Dragon's Blood",
by some Russian dealers. Eudialyte is a rare and collectable
cyclosilicate mineral, rarely forming good crystals and
only occasionally forming any crystal faces at all. It is
usually just a component of a host rock. Eudialyte
is considered to be a potential source of zirconium in the
Crystal mystics have attributed eudialyte
with the ability to activate the first and fourth chakras,
giving one increased vitality and an emotional eqiilibrium..
The black inclusions in eudialyte purify its energies and
provide a measure of psychic protection to those who use it.