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Nature of Material: Unakite (YOU-na-kite) is a rock composed of green epidote, white to gray quartz, and pink feldspar; chemical composition varies with mineral content

Appearance: Opaque green, white to gray, and pink in a mottled pattern; may contain black veining
Phenomena: none
Variety and Trade Names
none known
Typical Size Range: very large pieces available
Typical Cutting Styles: cabochons, carvings, beads, tumbled
Optic Character: opaque
Refractive Index: spot readings around 1.74 to 1.76, 1.55, or 1.52, depending on area tested
Birefringence: none
Pleochroism: none
Specific Gravity: 3.00 (+ .20, -.15)
Polish Luster: greasy to vitreous
Fracture: granular to uneven
Luster: dull
Cleavage: none

Identifying Characteristics
mottled coloring, black veining
Hardness: 6 to 7
Toughness: fair

Availability: limited
Public Recognition: unfamiliar
Sources: US
Recommended Disclosures: Avoid rough handling.
The Meaning Of Unakite

Unakite the stone to unleash buried emotional pain

General Gemstone Details
Or epidote with feldspar as it is also known, consists of a combination of deformed red jasper and green epidote solidly bound together, thus creating the beautiful pistachio and pink coloring. The splashes of soft peach against a fresh green colored background makes Unakite a much beloved and magical gemstone. The stone takes it's name from the Greek word epidosis, meaning "growing together", and it is these materials bound together that conveys the meaning that what comes together, belongs together.

Scientific Properties: Moh’s Hardness of 6.5 with a monoclinic crystal structure. Deep in the Unaka Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, Peach Feldspar (a sister to Moonstone) formed in Quartz rich Granite, while green Epidote precipitated out of nearby magma flows, and it is this marriage of elements that gave birth to a beautifully balanced gemstone. Unakite does not crystallize. It is found in masses, much like Chalcedonies are. Some deposits are found in Zimbabwe and Switzerland, but the gemstone is named for it's North American home, the Unaka Mountains. Occasionally the gem is listed as Epidotized Granite or Grandodiorite, but it is Unakite that is the most commonly known. Pebbles and boulders of Unakite have been found in Glacial drifts around the Great Lakes, especially near Lake Michigan

Mystical Properties: Carrying the gemstone as a companion stone will help you to maintain a balance between your spiritual and physical lives. Allowing them to join forces in assisting you to create the life you need. Unakite is excellent at removing obstacles to your personal growth. Whether it is an issue from childhood or last month's divorce that is draining your energy and holding you back. Meditations with this gemstone will aid in releasing pain and anger that you are having trouble letting go of. You may use Unakite to build your self-confidence, as it strengthens your courage, assisting you in taking control of the aspects of your life that you can yield power over. Giving you confidence to transform anger and fear into positive constructive energies. Like love and compassion for yourself.

Healing Properties: Healers believe that Unakite ability to unleash buried emotional pain and to also aid in the body's healing process. Since many illness begin as an unhealed trauma to our psyche, letting go of emotions you're clutching to aids the body's tissue in relaxing on a cellular level. This promotes healthier organs, muscles and soft tissue. Unakite is recommended for a safe pregnancy (as is Moonstone) and the healthy growth of the infant while in its mother's womb. The gemstone may also be helpful in achieving targeted weight gain to specific areas of the body.

Magical Properties 
Energy: Not Noted
Element: Not Noted
Powers: Not Noted Legend tells us that one who caries epidote will find things that have been lost. It can also help you remain powerful in situations where you may be more likely to become a victim.

Associations: Not Noted Not Traditional Birthstone for any Month Stone of Gemini as well as Libra, sorrow can not harm the person carrying this stone, nor will they be affected by despair or self pity.

Chakra Classification: Epidote affect the heart chakra primarily, and the chakra of the hands in a secondary position. Held to the 2nd, Sacral or Navel Chakra for short periods of time when working to overcome situations that threaten your personal power, this stone will be of much help in assisting your well being. When meditating, us it when searching for answers to emotional questions.


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