The dimensions of these stones are varied, but usually can be contained in 5" x 5" x 6" area. Labradorite is one of the most powerful protectors of the mineral kingdom. The healing properties are thought to protect against the foul energies and curses of this realm. It has also been used for guiding one into multi-levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences. Labradortie is commonly used in transcending and astral projection. This intriguing stone is feldspar mineral, and is an intermediate member of the plagioclase series. As with all plagioclase members the crystal system is triclinic and three directions of cleavage are present two of which form nearly right angle prisms. It occurs as clear, white to gray to green to yellow, blocky to lath shaped grains in common mafic igneous rocks. Labradorescence is a side-effect of the molecular change which occurs in large crystal masses of anorthosite, producing an iridescent play of colors similar to adularescence. This labradorescence, or schiller effect, is the result of light diffraction within the lamellar intergrowths – fine, adjacent layers of the separate materials (lamellae) comprising the whole rock phase – created when conditions do not allow for sufficient diffusion to the materials' equilibrium composition.
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