The Shattuckite is a copper silicate hydroxide mineral with a hardness of 3.5 and was first discovered in the year 1884. Shattuckite is a rare mineral, and it is also called "blue stone." It is blue because of the presence of copper. It’s often associated with Malachite, Ajoite, Turquoise and Chrysocolla as it’s also found in copper mines alongside these minerals. Shattuckite's color ranges from dark green to a light blue hue, with the latter being rarer.
Shattuckite is of the orthorhombic crystal system and often grows as a fibrous material. It gets its name from the Shattuck mine in Bisbee, Arizona where it was first discovered. It can also be found in other areas of the Southwest United States, Argentina, Congo, Germany, Austria, Namibia, Norway, South Africa, Great Britain and Greece.
In metaphysics, Shattuckite is used for the element of tact, which is the ability to be able to know what others are thinking and feeling. It is used for the element of perception, which is the ability to know what others are thinking and feeling.
Shattuckite is primarily a stone of transformation. It can also be a stone of second sight, psychic powers and prophetic dreams, as well as an aide in understanding the processes of change. In addition to these uses, it can be used for protection from danger and grounding from spiritual influences.
It can also help you identify judgmental thoughts you may have toward others and how those thoughts feed your ego in an unhealthy way. In this, it helps you understand where you’re out of alignment with Spirit and bring you back into integrity with yourself, your higher guides and others. It’s the “plank” seen in your own eye before you judge the “spec” in others’ eyes.
A stone of truth, it helps you identify your own truth instead of blaming others for your own self-created circumstances. Being in the “blue stones” family, it is also soothing and lovingly teaches these truths. It’s a calming stone for those who may tend to be judgmental and aggressive toward others, and easily offended. Other blue stones include Celestite, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Larimar.
Blue stones work on the emotions and intuition. They ground you in the present moment so that you can embrace life as it is instead of getting caught up in your own thoughts. They are naturally calming and gentle when used in a crystal healing practice. Because of this, Shattuckite in particular seems to aid with interpreting messages from guides, the “other side,” and your own inner knowings.
It stimulates the Throat Chakra, balances the Heart Chakra and helps facilitate connection through the Third Eye Chakra. While it is rare and can tend to be a more expensive mineral, its beauty and usefulness make it one of the most desired stones in the mineral kingdom, especially when it comes to wearing as jewelry. Pendants that sit close to the throat and heart are especially useful as they will enable you to speak your truth more easily the more they’re worn.