Eudialyte is a really unusual material. It was discovered first in the Julianehaab district of Greenland in 1819, but now the most part of eudialyte on the market comes from the Kola Peninsula in the northern part of Russia, the region that has produced over three hundred different mineral species and is the type locality for over a hundred minerals. The other locations where eudialyte is found include Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada, Kangerdluarsuk, Greenland; the Langesundfjord region of Norway; Madagascar and Magnet Cove, Arkansas, USA.
The best samples of eudialyte have large semi-transparent crystals of deep red color embedded in matrix of black, gray and white. Eudialyte is actually composed of several minerals: Sodium, Calcium, Cerium, Iron, Manganese, Zirconium, Silicon, Hydrogen and Chlorine [ Na4(Ca,Ce,Fe, Mn)2ZrSi6O17(OH, Cl)2 ]. It ranks 5 to 5.5 on the Moh's Scale of Hardness with a Specific Gravity of 2.9.
Eudialyte is a stone of the heart! It brings harmony into the heart matters, and dispells jealousy. As eudialyte combines pink and red, it also brings the root and heart chakras into alignment, as well as activating the heart chakra. Emotionally it is helpful for learning to trust oneself and others.
DO YOU KNOW THAT: Mineralogists at the Canadian Museum of Nature and the University of Copenhagen found out that as many as 46 different chemical elements could be part of eudialyte crystal structure. Eudialyte unusually complex structure includes many places where rare elements might be incorporated. Understanding that structure might make the refining of zirconium and other rare elements more practical. As a result of this study, several new varieties of eudialyte have been discovered.