Labradorite ... A Glimpse of the Northern Lights....
Labradorite Occurs in Igneous rocks such as Basalt and Gabbro and also in metamorphic rocks such as Gneiss.
A plagioclase feldspar mineral , displaying a deeply irridescent optical effect called labradorescence, so as the stone is moved it responds by changes of hue and colour. This irridescence is due to diffused light reflection , a scattering of the reflected light, from microscopic parallel intergrowths of Albite and Orthoclase minerals.
It is found largely in the province of Labrador , Canada and in Finland.
According to native Eskimo legend, the Northern lights were imprisoned in the rocks of the Labrador coast . An Eskimo warrior freed most of the Lights with a mighty strike of his spear. But some of the Lights still remained trapped in the rocks and so we are lucky to be able to find the beautiful mineral Labradorite.
A birthstone for Aquarius , Pisces and Cancer.
Labradorite is called the Stone of Transformation , providing strength and perseverance in times of change . Also may relieve anxiety and stress.