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Eudialyte is a rare transparent to translucent mineral of red, magenta, brown also blue and yellow color. Eudialyte name derives from the Greek phrase EU DIALYTOS, meaning "well decomposable"; it alludes to its ready solubility in acid. Eudialyte was discovered in southwest Greenland in 1819; and it was first described by a German chemist Friedrich Stromeyer. Alternative names of eudialyte include: almandine spar and eudalite.
Saami, indigenous Finno-Ugric people, inhabiting parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia where eudialyte is also found call the mineral "Lapp" or "Saami blood". The origins of this popular name comes from a legend about the Saami opposition to the Swedes. Beautiful stones in mostly red shades reminiscent about Saami struggle for their land.
Eudialyte is used as a minor ore of zirconium. Another use of eudialyte is as a minor gemstone, but this use is limited by its rarity, which is compounded by its poor crystal habit. These factors make eudialyte of primary interest as a collector's mineral.
Eudialyte's rarity makes locality useful in its identification. Prominent localities of eudialyte include Mont Saint-Hilaire in Canada and the Kola Peninsula in Russia, but it is also found in Greenland, Norway, and Arkansas. The lack of crystal habit, associated with color, is also useful for identification, as are associated minerals.
Eudialyte is a stone of life force and love force. This powerful and rare stone brings harmony and balance to the yearnings of the heart with the physical reality. Eudialyte is an excellent stone for those who seek to receive and express more love and acceptance.