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Labradorite is usually found in colours such as grey-green, dark grey, black or grey-white with flashes of blue, red, gold and even purple and green. It is a member of the plagioclase feldspar series and rarely forms crystals. However when crystals occur, they are tabular and often twinned.
Labradorite was discovered by Moravian missionaries to North America in 1770. Inuit peoples speak of a legend according to which an Inuit warrior stuck the stone with his spear and created the Northern Lights. Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms.
The stone is useful for reducing anti-social, reckless or impulsive behaviour in children, teenagers and adults who are easily led into trouble by others. It may also help with bronchitis, respiratory complaints, lungs, metabolism, colds, digestions as well as eye problems. Brain disorders, PMS, menstruation, warts, skin and hair parasites, gout, rheumatism, high blood pressure can be helped with this stone. It is also believed to help with enhancing pain relief.