Ajoite – Alchemists Stone of Transformation

Ajoite Phantom Quartz is a very rare crystal formation that has been found in only one mine in Messina, South Africa. This mine was primarily a commercial copper mine and the quartz crystals with ajoite inclusions were brought out by individual miners secretly.

Another small discovery of Ajoite in agatized Quartz was made in Zimbabwe. Both of these finds have been exhausted for years and the only Ajoite in the marketplace comes from old stocks from the two African discoveries.

The last discovery was in 1991 at the Messina mine in excess of 4000 foot below the surface. The mine was closed down in 1992 and , because of the dangerous nature of the tunnels, it was dynamited and sealed with concrete.

It is highly unlikely that the mine will ever be opened again. As a result of this the Ajoite crystals, which are much prized by serious mineral collectors as well as to metaphysical users and crystal healers, are virtually impossible to obtain.

Metaphysical Properties

Quartz crystal is used to both harmonize and align human energies – thought, consciousness, emotions – with the energies of the universe and is recognized as a “stone of power”.

An energy amplifier; quartz doubles the auric field, storing, releasing and regulating energy on the physical and mental dimensions. Quartz provides for clarity in thinking and assists in retaining calmness in all situations.

When quartz is included, those mineral inclusions properties are also enhanced and amplified.

Ajoite is an excellent stone for speaking from the heart. It assists in creating peaceful emotional states and joy in our all areas of our life. This inner peace helps with understanding and total acceptance.

Ajoite eliminates hostility, anger, abrasiveness, jealousy, prejudice and all other negative attributes imaginable. Creates a bond with the energy of ‘ALL THAT IS’. Ajoite enhances creativity and communication.

It is said to bring awareness of All and the infinite potential available to us. Ajoite facilitates connections between people, kindred spirits, strangers and friends.

Ajoite extracts dysfunctional energy and replaces it with pure loving energy. It enhances rejuvenation on all levels, stimulating total well being. It is a master healer and medium for access to Higher realms.

It clears and activates the heart and throat chakra, assisting one in communicating one’s deepest inner truth. Ajoites are very powerful tools. They can clear the auric field and align the Light body with the physical.

Ajoite can harmonize the energies of any chakra, release negativity, and call forth the truth from oneself and others. It’s work is accomplished in a soft and loving manner; and brings about a gentle transformation. Changes engendered by Ajoite are great blessings indeed.

Copper Rutile
Copper is a mineral of energy and mental agility. In legend, copper is said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitates mental agility, and quick wit.

Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the subtle energies emanating from higher planes.  Copper provides a harmonic connection between the physical and astral bodies and aligns the subtle bodies. Copper is said to be the bestower of good, bringing benefit and “luck” to the user.

Numerology-  Ajoite included quartz crystal vibrates to the master number 44, this resonance has the ability to create magic around themselves and others

Gemological Properties- Ajoite is a blue or blue-green copper silicate mineral. It is named after Ajo, Arizona, where it was first identified. Ajoite Phantom Quartz is a inclusioned variety of the mineral Quartz.

Ajoite has a chemical composition of CaCuAlSi2O6(OH)3  Hydrated potassium Sodium Copper Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Quartz containing Ajoite often also contains one or more of the following minerals: copper, hematite, cuprite, epidote, limonite, chlorite, calcite and papagoite.

They are seldom clear quartz and many of them have crusty coatings of other minerals, commonly calcite or epidote, on the outside surface obscuring the ajoite inclusions and phantoms. Quartz included Ajoite is 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

© Mark Naea, Life’s Treasures Kauai 2011, no reproduction without written consent.