Scolecite’s unique structure has made it a favourite among geologists!
It forms in clusters of sharp, prismatic, “needle-like” points, which often radiate outward from a source, or, alternatively, criss-cross with each other to form sculptures that are truly a natural art form.
There is no other crystal in the world that shares Scolecite’s exact formation, making it highly distinctive and unique for both aesthetic and crystological purposes.When sanded and polished into “tumble stone” form, the streaks of these needles remain visible.
If the stone was to be cracked in half, they would reappear – that is to say, even a smooth scolecite stone is not solid inside.
When the needles are exposed to heat, they twist and curl up, which is where the name of this stone comes from – “skolecks” means “worm” in Greek.
Scolecite is mainly found in India, although there are also deposits of white scolecite in Iceland.
Most scolecite crystals are white or clear, but the presence of trace minerals within the crystal matrix can also turn them pink, red, or green.
Different colours of scolecite will take on slightly different energies, although its underlying properties will remain relatively similar.