What is Euphoralite?
Euphoralite is a trademarked name-an umbrella term for a wide range of minerals coming out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Within Euphoralite, each color/mineral combination was further named based on the vibration they carry.
There seems to be much confusion surrounding this stone. As a crystal educator, I love learning about crystals and minerals, and sharing that knowledge is one of my favorite passions. So let’s dive in.
There are many varieties of Euphoralite-each visually different, as well as composed of different minerals. Many of the Euphoralite varieties come from the Mica family. The Mica family itself is widely confused as well, since there are 37 different mica minerals.
Mica is a mineral name given to a group of minerals that are physically and chemically similar. They are all silicate minerals, known as sheet silicates because they form in distinct layers. You may have seen “Books” of Mica on the market. The most common forms of Mica include: Lepidolite, Biotite, Phlogopite, and Muscovite.
Purple Lepidolite, Spodumene (Kunzite), Muscovite, and Tantalum.
Mica, variety Lepidolite
Most specimens of Lepidolite have pink, red or purple as their dominant hue. These are the most often seen, and expected, colors of Lepidolite. It can be seen in the “Electric”, “Lavender Sky”, “Storm” and “White Harmony” versions of Euphoralite.
Purple Lepidolite and Muscovite
Dark Purple Lepidolite, Muscovite, and Quartz
Purple/Pink Lepidolite, Tourmalines, Feldspar, and Muscovite
Lepidolite sometimes has a dark tone, which gives it a grayish appearance. This can be seen in the “Ice” version of Euphoralite.
Lepidolite, Blue Tourmaline, Muscovite, Albite, Quartz, and Black Tourmaline.
Rare specimens of lepidolite are colorless, or yellow/lime green. This variety can be seen in the “Gaia”, “Rare Gaia”, and “Rare Golden” varieties of Euphoralite.
Yellow/Green Lepidolite and Muscovite
Yellow/Green Lepidolite, Muscovite, and Quartz
Yellow/Green Lepidolite, Quartz, and Muscovite
It is interesting to note the color similarities with these once they are back-lit. This shows the mineral composition determining how gemmy vs dense they appear when not backlit.
More on Mica, variety Lepidolite
Lepidolite is a source of lithium in minable quantities. Lepidolite can only form in geochemical environments where high concentrations of Lithium are available for mineral formation. Lepidolite is a rare mineral because these geochemical situations rarely occur. The lithium ion is very small, and it does not readily substitute in other minerals.
Why us metaphysical peeps love Lithium?
Lithium is a major ingredient used in anti-stress, anti-anxiety, and anti-depression medications. It is a soothing calming stone that will help you if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed.
Known as a stone of transition, Lepidolite helps to shift and restructure old energy patterns, bringing light and hope to a situation. Use Lepidolite to reduce stress associated with change. Lepidolite brings balance and inner peace, helping one to see reasons behind any negative experiences, so they can improve on them.
The soothing energy of Lepidolite can be used to help those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Lepidolite can also be an ally to a parent of a child with ADHD, or hyperactivity. Sleep disorders, such as insomnia, can be greatly reduced by utilizing Lepidolite.
Mica, variety Muscovite
Next up in the Mica group is Muscovite, which appears as white to colorless, silvery-white, and tinged various colors by impurities. Often you will see it appear Golden. This can be seen in the Euphoralite versions of “Illumination”, “Golden”, “Earth”, and Transcendence”.
Muscovite, Blue Tourmaline, Albite, and Loellingite
Muscovite, Feldspar, and Sulfur
Muscovite, Iron Pyrite, Manganese, Black Tourmaline, Platinum metals, Feldspar, and Quartz
Muscovite, Black Tourmaline, Albite, Sulfur
Muscovite is said to encourage unconditional love, to open the heart to sharing and to help you to accept other peoples imperfections. Muscovite encourages you to give more time to your spiritual side, by bringing you into contact with your higher self.
Mica, variety Biotite
Lastly within the Mica family that is included within Euphoralite is Biotite. It presents as dark green, brown, or black. This can be seen in version “Rare Red Dragon”.
Biotite is known as the stone of life, and brings connectedness to the higher self, and assists with channelling. It promotes orderliness and methodical approaches, and assists to look at issues intelligently.
Biotite, Pyrite, Red Garnet, Feldspar, Muscovite, Black Tourmaline, and Quartz.
And then we have two versions of Euphoralite that do not contain any variety of Mica:
Iron Pyrite, Manganese, and Cassiterite
Epidote, Albite, Quartz, and Moonstone (Feldspar)
So far, we have only discussed the metaphysical properties of the Mica family. However, each Euphoralite variety contains more than just Mica. There is so much more to these stones metaphysically that I did not discuss. This is why Euphoralite is loved by so many-it encompasses so many beautiful minerals-both visually, and energetically.
Euphoralite also has a lot of negativity surrounding it. I believe this is due to the lack of information available regarding these wonderful stones.
I hope this article not only helped you gain insight and a better understanding of what Euphoralite is, but also a better understanding of each other. If you are reading this article, it is likely because you are a member of the crystal or mineral community. If you don’t believe in metaphysical properties, that is okay. If you do believe in metaphysical properties, that is also okay. It is our differences that make us beautiful and unique. Let us embrace our different beliefs, and realize we are all part of this community together: Because we love crystals/minerals.