Auralite, or Auralite-23, or also known as Red Cap Amethyst, is from the Meso-Proterozoic Era, 1.1 billion years ago and is found in the Ontario section of the Canadian Shield. The mine is located in Thunder Bay which is in close proximity to a metal-rich deposit that was leached by intense hydrothermal activity and resulted in these mineral rich inclusions. Life was nascent on Earth, with microbial activity dominating and stromatolites were widespread. The Canadian Shield (ie Laurentian Plateau) consists of igneous and high-grade metamorphic rocks. The layered chevron phantoms, formed as “W” with a function system to tree rings. Each layer represents the historical events that first shaped the North American continent. The phantoms may be clear quartz, amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz or a rare form of green quartz. Because of this long volcanic history, the cracks and fissures these crystals nucleate in, crystalize with influxes of mineral rich hydrothermal fluids. It is called Auralite 23 because it can include up to 23 different minerals: Lepidocrocite, Cacoxenite, Goethite, Pyrite, Bornite, Chalcopyrite, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Uranopilite, Covellite, Sphalerite, Copper, Limonite, Pyrolusite, Adularia, Hematite, Epidote, Magnetite, Titanite and Rutile.
It is rare and highly sought-after because of its age, richness in minerals and there are few mines sourcing this rock. Look for the red caps, clean and unbroken tips, green quartz and a nucleation point. The nucleation point at the base can sometimes be observed and this represents the oldest part of the entire crystal. This combination represents the rarest state of preservation for Auralite because it is exceptionally difficult to find the red caps unbroken. The red cap is a hematite encrustation and is exceptionally brittle and susceptible to anything that can dissolve Iron.
Also known as Atalite Amethyst and Kindred Spirit Crystal, this is a powerful metaphysical healing rock. It works like a bridge to the divine, connecting to your guides and Angels, and bringing calmness to your life while toning down anger and hot tempers. Auralite-23 enhances healing, personal development and intuition and it is excellent for meditating. Just being alone with the stone, is actually enough, for healing to begin. Hold Auralite-23 at both the crown and heart chakras to create a powerful flow of energy.