This is the carved eudialyte turtle figurine. Dimensions: 2.0 x 1.3 x 0.7″ (5 x 3.4 x 1.8cm). Weight – 1.1oz (30 grams). Origin: Russia, Kola Peninsula.
Some information about eudialyte:
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 dispels jealousy. As eudialyte combines pink and red, it also brings the root and heart chakras into alignment, as well as activating the heart chakra.