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Which zodiac signs are magnesite suitable for?

Magnesite is a fairly common mineral. This is an excellent raw material for the production of magnesium and is widely used in industry for the production of refractory materials. The mineral is not used so often in jewelry. Externally, magnesite resembles marble, but sometimes transparent, shiny crystals with light shades of yellow, brown or transparent are found. It is these nuggets that are of interest to those who like rare jewelry made from natural gems.

Origin and deposits of magnesite

The birthplace of the mineral is Greece. It was there, in the province of Magnasia, that the first samples of the gem, which became known as magnesite, were found. Large deposits of magnesium ore are still concentrated in Greece today. Deposits are actively being developed not only in Greece, but also in other countries. Large deposits of magnesite have also been found in Russia: in the Urals near the city of Zlatoust, in the Far East. The Savinskoye field, located in the Irkutsk region, is the largest in the world. The famous astrakhan magnesite, which has valuable decorative properties, is mined in the Urals. Industrial magnesite is mined in the Far East and central Russia. Abroad, it is mined in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, China, Korea, India, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and the USA. Most magnesite deposits are of interest only for industry; ornamental stone is less common. Minerals of jewelry interest are very rare. Australia is famous for its bright yellow gemstones, which are highly valued in jewelry. In France, deposits of magnesite ore with beautiful inclusions of pink opals have been found. In India, a transparent gem is mined. The largest collection-grade crystals are found in Brazil. High quality ornamental magnesite is mined in Canada and the USA. Sometimes magnesium ore occurs near ores of other metals, some of which give different shades. The most prized varieties are those reminiscent of lapis lazuli or turquoise.

Gallery: magnesite stone (13 photos)

Properties of magnesite and its application

In terms of chemical composition, magnesite consists of 47,6% manganese oxide, 52,4% carbon dioxide, and in its pure form it is white or gray in color. Shades arise as a result of the presence of impurities of iron, manganese or potassium. Stone crystals are characterized by increased density, different grain sizes, are fragile and very sensitive to heat. The mineral is of hydrothermal origin. Magnesite ore is processed using high temperature. By heating the rock to 750-1000 ºС, powdered magnesia is obtained. At temperatures from 1500 to 2000 ºС, carbon dioxide is finally evaporated from the rock, and crystalline refractory magnesia is formed. In electric furnaces at a temperature of 3000 ºС, especially pure fused periclase is obtained. Fireproof magnesia is the most widely used: it is used in the metallurgical industry. Caustic magnesia is used in the chemical industry for the production of paints, synthetic rubber and fertilizers, for the production of cement, and in the pulp and paper industry. It is also used to make purification filters for gas and water. Magnesite very effectively purifies water, removing heavy metals from it. The mineral is widely used in the food industry and winemaking; in the glass industry and ceramics production; for the manufacture of refractory bricks, in the processing of uranium and the production of anti-corrosion additives. The use of magnesite in construction is dictated by the introduction of new technologies. They have learned to use the mineral for the manufacture of new generation building boards. The slabs have a lot of useful properties: high sound insulation, thermal insulation, moisture resistance, frost resistance and environmental friendliness. Magnesite slabs are very easy to process, they are easy to bend and cut, which allows them to be used for finishing the internal surfaces of buildings and structures. New technologies in construction also include warm seamless floors made on the basis of magnesite cement. These floors are very abrasion resistant, durable and hygienic. Stone is widely used as a decorative material. It makes beautiful tabletops, decorative panels and other interior decorations. To make jewelry with natural magnesite, only Australian and Brazilian raw materials are used. Stones from these countries have bright yellow and brown colors and are very beautiful. Various methods are used for cutting crystals: the main thing here is to achieve the desired shine and play of light. In terms of cost, such stones are relatively cheap, but you can find individual large specimens of extreme purity costing from $1000. Magnesite is easy to paint. This property is widely used in the jewelry industry. Dyed magnesite beads or bracelets are very easy to mistake for items made of lapis lazuli, turquoise and red coral.

Magical properties of magnesite

Since ancient times, magnesite, like any other gemstone, has been attributed by astrologers with many magical, healing and protective properties. But the main property of magnesite is its ability to establish relationships between people. It is believed that the stone helps single people find each other and find a happy family, pacify the struggle of generations and restore peace and tranquility in the family. If a daughter-in-law gives jewelry with magnesite to her mother-in-law, she will find a real loving mother in her person. The same applies to son-in-law and mother-in-law. The mineral can help in finding a common language not only with people, but also with animals: we are talking about taming animals, birds and their training. It will be easier for a person to understand the actions of his pet if he is wearing magnesite jewelry.

It is believed that the stone actively interferes in the life of the owner, trying to improve his personal relationships, bringing him together with suitable partners. In order not to fall under such excessive care of inanimate nature, the stone should not be worn too often. Moreover, you cannot keep a magnesite ball or pyramid on your work table. Otherwise, you simply won’t have the energy or time to do work.

But constantly wearing magnesite talismans can protect you from many troubles in life. Thus, amulets with the mineral are recommended to be worn by people whose lives involve traveling or traveling. It is believed that the stone can keep a person from boarding a fatal flight or prevent him from driving a car if danger lies ahead. The amulet can save its owner during a natural disaster. The stone suits most zodiac signs. The exceptions are Aries and Aquarius. These signs are strongly discouraged from wearing magnesite, as the stone can deprive them of their strength of character and conviction when making important decisions. Magnesite jewelry will protect Gemini from all kinds of adventures and losses. It will help Virgos and Capricorns to move up the career ladder faster, meet the right people, and, in case of troubles, get out of them with honor.

The healing properties of magnesite

Magnesite stone is not used for treatment as a regular medicine: it is not used to make powders or mixtures for oral administration and is not applied to sore spots. The mineral acts differently: its presence on the body protects a person, for example, during epidemics of colds. Magnesite jewelry will protect you from infections. If you fall or injure yourself, there will be minimal pain or injury. According to lithotherapists, the mineral magnesite has a beneficial effect on the human nervous system. Contemplation of the yellow mineral will protect against fatigue, bad mood and even depression. To relieve eye fatigue, just look at the white stone without blinking. Magnesite stone has been known since ancient times. It received its name from the place of discovery – the Greek town of Magnisia. For decorative and jewelry works, the color and properties of magnesite make it practically no alternative: for example, in Briller watches, magnesite solves many artistic problems.

Magnesite is magnesium carbonate, has a Mohs hardness of 3,5 to 4,5, and is easy to process. In nature, the mineral is found white, grayish, with shades of yellow.

The first mentions of magnesite go back to the 6th century BC, but the mineral received a scientific description and listing of its properties at the beginning of the 19th century.

Where is magnesite mined?

The geography of mineral extraction has expanded significantly, and today there are magnesite deposits in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Italy, and Poland. Magnesite is mined, for example, in North Korea. Russian magnesite deposits are located in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Orenburg Region, etc.

Magnesite – magical and healing properties

Perhaps one of the most amazing magical properties that magnesite was endowed with in ancient times is “love help”. People believed that the “matchmaker stone” helps to find a loved one and is able to improve relationships between people. The long-term magic of magnesite also extended to family relationships: in marriage, the mineral not only helped lovers, but also improved interactions with close relatives of the betrothed: mothers-in-law, mother-in-law.

Considering the historical context, it does not seem surprising that magnesite has become a talisman for travelers, those who explore and settle in new territories, and therefore even now the mineral is a recommended talisman for tourists, drivers, pilots, and people whose activities involve movement.

Our ancestors also believed that the magical properties of magnesite contributed to the domestication of animals, which again should be recognized as more of a pressing problem than a guaranteed result.

Magnesite – healing properties

Unlike many minerals such as lapis lazuli, healing magnesite was used differently. While many stones were actually used in ancient times internally in the form of powders and as part of potions, magnesite acted as an external amulet. According to archaic medicine, magnesite protected during epidemics and pestilence, relieved pain during wounds, but it was completely unnecessary to apply it to painful points.

Magnesite – who is it suitable for?

Since ancient times, it has been believed that magnesite is equally suitable for both men and women, which is directly related to the general magic of the stone – family values. According to the signs of the zodiac, magnesite also does not have pronounced preferences: various sources believe that magnesite will help Virgos in their careers, for Capricorns magnesite will find the necessary acquaintances, and will protect Geminis from unnecessary risks. For naive Leos, Sagittarius, and Taurus, magnesite jewelry will help them look at the world realistically, and for Pisces, Cancers, and Scorpios, magnesite is simply an amulet of a general preventive nature. Perhaps, “star” science is still arguing about the recommendations of the mineral for Aries and Aquarius, but no sharply negative effects have been identified for these zodiac signs either.

Magnesite – how to distinguish a fake

The mineral is not very expensive, so it is counterfeited little, rarely and reluctantly. Rather, magnesite itself can act as an alternative to more expensive natural resources, so there is no problem with low-quality magnesite. Briller watches use 100% natural minerals: this is confirmed by an independent scientific examination of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and all jewelry is sold with an expert opinion. We recommend paying attention to watches with magnesite: Girl with a Balloon, Composition, etc.

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