Keywords: Vitality, Courage, Love, Self-esteem, Passion
Chakras: Root (1st), Heart (2nd)
Bixbite is a member of the beryl family, a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral with a hardness of 7.5 to 8. It was discovered in Colorado, USA in the 1980s and is probably the rarest of the beryls. Its raspberry red color comes from manganese. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). It forms in prismatic, sometimes striated crystals. It is occasionally called ‘Red Emerald’ and the gem-quality pieces are highly prized for jewelry.