Charoite is found only in one location, near the Charo River in Siberia. It is a complex mineral of potassium, strontium, barium, calcium and sodium. It occurs most often mixed with creamy-yellow Tinaksite and black Aegirine in massive fibrous aggregates. The colour range that is most sought after is pink and purple, arrayed in feathery swirls and layers: stones graded A in our shop have the best and most intense colour and highest gloss; those graded B have less pink and purple and a higher proportion of Tinkasite and Aegerine.
This is one of my favourite minerals! We love the colours and the energy, which is empowering and uplifting and opening and expanding, yet in a subtle and controlled way. This is an excellent choice for holding in meditation or journeying, or for making contact with the Higher Realms - especially those of the Masters of the Purple and Violet Rays, including St Germain and Lady Portia; Pallas Athena and the Mahachohan; Lady Nada and Lady Lotus. Stones that have greater proportions of black material within will assist in grounding your experiences more fully, and in pulling the Higher energies fully within the energy field. You may also use charoite to open and expand the brow and crown chakras and the Soma and Alpha centres of the Unified Body.