Astrophyllite is a very rare, brown to golden yellow hydrous potassium iron titanium silicate mineral. Found in cavities and fissures in unusual felsic igneous rocks, astrophyllite is associated with feldspar, mica, titanite, zircon, nepheline, and aegirine. Common impurities include magnesium, aluminium, calcium, zirconium, niobium, and tantalum. The name comes from the Greek άστρον (“astron”) for “star” and φύλλον (“phyllon”) for “leaf”. It was first discovered in 1854 at its type locality; Laven Island, Norway. It is found in a few, scarce, remote localities: Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA; Narsarsuk and Kangerdluarsuk, Greenland; Brevig, Norway; and the Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Metaphysical Properties: Astrophyllite is said to enhance confidence, intellect, insight, and recovery . It is also thought to bring to life hidden forces.
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