Science & Origin of Antlerite

Antlerite is a hydrous copper sulfate mineral that crystallizes in the form of tabular and prismatic crystals, granular specimens, fibrous aggregates, and mass formations. This crystal most commonly occurs as a secondary mineral in oxidized copper deposits, especially in arid regions. The color is usually a light or dark green, but can also be found in a teal or sage color as well as black. Antlerite is often misidentified as Malachite or Brochantite, due to the similarities in color and crystal habit. The first discovery of this new mineral takes place in 1889 by William F. Hillebrand who chose to name it after the mine in which it was found, the Antler Mine in Mohave Co., Arizona, USA. Antlerite can be found in most copper mines throughout the world, with pieces coming from deposits in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, the UK, and the USA.

Meaning & Energy

Antlerite is particularly valued for its abilities to stimulate the heart chakra, enhancing one's capacity for love and understanding, while also fostering emotional healing. Antlerite is also known for its grounding properties, anchoring the spirit during times of change or turmoil. It encourages resilience and perseverance, empowering individuals to remain steadfast in their personal convictions and pursue their goals with renewed vigor. This mineral's rich green hues not only soothe the eyes but also rejuvenate the spirit, making it a powerful ally in personal growth and emotional balance.


Working With Antlerite Outdoors

We recommend meditating with this stone outside and allowing a connection with nature to grow internally. Being able to find comfort and positivity in your environment is part of your own personal growth and is one of the most important lessons in life. Antlerite attempts to teach you this through meditation, as well as providing protection of your auric field and emotional body. One should not have to worry about negative energies affecting you, specifically during times of internal vulnerability. If you're still fearful, try adding a few protection stones to your daily sessions, in addition to carrying them on you each time you leave your home.

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