Scapolite-cats-eye is a chatoyant variety of scapolite family. Cats Eye effect is caused by needle- or rod-like inclusions preferentially oriented parallel to the optical axis of the scapolite crystal. Mostly, That needles contain iron and sulfur as the main elements.
The sharp chatoyant of scapolite has good demand in the market. Also, Scapolite cats eye value depend on its colour, chatoyant sharpness, cabochon cutting quality, clarity, lustre and etc. Chocolate brown and coffee brown colour scapolite cats eye are the most popular colour stone among buyers.
The scapolites are a group of rock-forming silicate minerals composed of aluminium, calcium, and sodium silicate with chlorine, carbonate and sulfate. Named in 1800 by José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva from the Greek ζκαποζ meaning “a shaft” in allusion to the long prismatic habit of the crystals.
Scapolites can be seen in a wide variety of colours such as purple, yellow, white, grey, brown, reddish-brown, black, pink, orange.
Also, Scapolites can be found in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Australia, Antarctica, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Finland, Congo, Denmark, Germany, Iran, Italy, India, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Lithuania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Nepal, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippine, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, UK, USA, UAE.
Most of the scapolites are chatoyant and known as “scapolite cats-eye”. The two endmembers are meionite and marialite. Meionite mostly can be seen in white Colour and marialite in yellow colours. Silvialite (Ca, Na)₄Al₆Si₆O₂₄) is also a recognized member of the group.
¶ Luster: Vitreous
¶ Chemical formula: (Na, Ca)₄(Al, Si)₃Si₆O₂₄ )(Cl, CO₃)
¶ Hardness: 5 – 6
¶ Mineral class: Scapolite
¶ Transparency: Opaque, Translucent, Transparent
Healing Properties of Scapolites
Scapolite is suitable for anyone to wear because of a silicate mineral. It is absorbing energies from cosmic waves and neutrino waves. It will help to balance human aura and energy fields.
Scapolites vibrational energies reduce stress and balance circulations. also, It’s chemical energies work with the human body and skin-related diseases also. if you use in a proper method
The chlorine in it helps eliminate dead cells. Its chemical healings help strengthen the bone. Scapolite also works with chakra and chakra balancing. Each colour work with each chakra.