Ruby-zoisite is the natural combination of both ruby and zoisite crystals in a single specimen. It is also known as 'anyolite', a name derived from the Masai word for 'green' (anyoli). Other name variations include "ruby-in-zoisite" and "Tanganyika artstone". Ruby-zoisite was discovered at the Longido mining district in northeast Tanzania by Tom Blevins, an English prospector. To this day, Tanzania remains the only source for ruby-zoisite. Blevins had initially thought that he had found vast ruby deposits in 1949, but it later turned out to be a green zoisite matrix with large inclusions of mostly opaque ruby. Ruby-zoisite is also heavily included with black hornblende minerals.
Depending on its primary constituents, ruby-in-zoisite can vary tremendously in color, pattern and hardness.
Ruby-zoisite is an energy amplification stone that can energize the entire field of one's body. It is used to assist in healing from abuse or trauma issues stemming from incidents or situations in this life or others. It is used for psychic ability and empowerment, as well as altered states of consciousness.
Ruby in Zoisite stimulates the crown chakra as well as the heart chakra.
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