Keywords: Grounding, Protection, Knowledge, Creative power
Chakras: Earthstar (below the feet), Root (1st)
Black Andradite Garnet is a calcium iron silicate mineral with a hardness of 6.5 to 7.5. It was named after the Portuguese mineralogist d’Andrada. It is also known as Melanite, a name derived from the Greek word for ‘black’. Its crystal system is cubic and its color is a glossy black. Fine specimens have been found in Mexico and Greenland. The Mexican crystals often occur together in groups, with crystals ranging from tiny druzy coatings all the way up to individual crystals of up to one centimetre each.