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Historical Information

Pollucite is name after Pollux. Pollux and Castor were heavenly twins and brothers of Helen of Troy from Greek mythology. Castor is the basis for the name “castorite” which is the mineral name for the gem petalite.

Pollucite was first described by August Breithaupt in 1846 for occurrences on Elba Island, Italy, it is named for Pollux, the twin of Castor on the grounds that it is often found associated with Petalite (previously known as Castorite).

Pollucite is a zeolite mineral with iron, calcium, rubidium and potassium as common substituting elements. It is important as a significant ore of Caesium and sometimes Rubidium. Gem grade crystal are rare and small so gems are usually small. Pollucite has very low dispersion, but is a great collector’s gem because of it’s rarity.

Current sources of Pollucite are Nilaw, Nuristan district, Laghman Province, Afghanistan; Mogok, Myanmar (Burma); Shengus, Skardu and Gilgit Districts, Pakistan; Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia.

Metaphysical Properties

Pollucite are toxin cleaners they pull the worst poisons from the body.

Healing Properties

When taking castor oil when sick, Pollucite works first in the head, from the throat upwards, and might feel a very strong sensation as it draws out the toxins. The secondary working site is the physical heart and then works on down all the way to the tips of the toes cleaning out poisons in the body.

Pollucite has a high bright energy that clears the body of toxins. Pollucite excels in clearing the body of heavy metals. The energy is quite intense, approach this work slowly. Drinking plenty of water to assist your kidneys and liver flush the toxins from your body. Pollucite works from your head down to your toes.