Scolecite commonly occurs as sprays of thin, prismatic needles frequently flattened on one side, with slanted terminations & striated parallel to the length of the needles. The crystals appear to be pseudo-orthorhombic or pseudo-tetragonal & may be square in cross section. It also occurs as radiating groups & fibrous masses. Epitaxial intergrowths (intergrowths of two different crystalline substances in a non-random way) with Mesolite, Na2Ca2Al6Si9O30.8H2O, are common. Natrolite, Na2Al2Si3O10.2H2O, does not directly form epitaxial overgrowths on Scolecite. All three minerals may be developed in the same crystal.
Provides inner peace, relaxation, tranquility & awakens the heart. Excellent for meditation, deep sleep & sweet dreams. Enhances the heart charka. Perfect stone to be exchanged between lovers, helping to establish a constant connection between their hearts.
Opens channels to other worlds & ancient civilizations. Enhances team spirit in groups & organizations. Helps to get to the basis of a problem so you can regain self control & create a preferred reality. Excellent for communicating with children & animals.
Spinal alignment expels parasites from body. Heals disorders related to eyes, cortex & lungs. Dissolves blood clots, clears arterial walls & enhances circulation.
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Thin prismatic needles, radiating groups and fibrous masses
Hardness: 5 to 5½
Lustre: Vitreous, silky when fibrous
Specific Gravity: 2.16 to 2.40
Transparency: Transparent to translucent
Colour: Colorless white, pink, salmon, red or green