According to research, pseudomorphism happens when a mineral takes another mineral’s shape by either a chemical or a structural change but retains its original external form. In this case, Glendonite is the pseudomorph of Ikaite, which is also known as its parent mineral. It was formed after Ikaite readily dehydrated when anhydrous calcium carbonate rapidly disintegrates. Glendonite is also known as the melting mineral because of how it is formed.
Glendonite’s typically reddish-brown or cinnamon-brown crystals are shaped like a pinecone because of their spikey texture. This mineral is also known as the “rose stone” because of its radial arrangement like that of a rose. The combination of a pinecone and rose-like flower makes up a Glendonite.
There are other Calcite pseudomorphs (like Glendonite) that are named after specific locations, and one of which is Fundylite after the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada.
In connection, Glendonite (an Ikaite pseudomorph) is typically found in ‘almost’ freezing deep-water locations or cold seeps sites. It’s originally reported location was in Glendon, New South Wales, Australia; hence, the name.
Glendonite can also be found in other locations, such as:
Specifically in the following places:
- Hunter Valley
- Durham County
- Northumberland County
- North Flinders Ranges; and
- Yerila Creek
- Ellesmere Island; and
- Nunavut Territory
- Ueda City
- Nagano Prefecture
- Chubu Region; and
- Honshu Island
- Olenitsa River
- White Sea Coast; and
- Kola Peninsula
United States of America
- Mono Lake California
- Mono Valley California
- Mono County California
- Wahkiakum County
- Five Mile Quarry; and
- Grays Harbor County
Some Glendonites’ names are regionally derived, referring to their shapes and their location. Because it is a rare mineral, Glendonites are found in specific locations with a natural cold-water environment (like the cold carbonate connection of Mono Lake, California and the Bransfield Strait of Antarctica).
Glendonite Uses and Benefits
Keep a Glendonite around when you’re not feeling well or when you might be feeling overwhelmed. Below are the benefits of a Glendonite and why is it best to have around.
Crystal Health Disclaimer
While crystals have been used throughout time to heal medical and emotional ailments, the information in this blog is not to be taken as medical advice. Additionally, you should always follow the advice of medical professionals per their diagnoses. Crystal healing should only be seen as supplemental.
Glendonite Physical Benefits
Glendonite can calm the nerves that are causing your headache, tense muscles, and stress. It can help balance the energy of your physical body for you to be able to function healthily. It proves to be handy as well if you have chronic headaches or stress. More physical benefits include:
Glendonite has many benefits in relieving the body of pain. Although it is best to keep it handy, you should never neglect professional medical treatment for any symptoms you are feeling and seek advice from a healthcare expert.
Glendonite Emotional Benefits
Glendonite supports the brain and activates mental consciousness for the following:
Glendonite Metaphysical Properties
Glendonite is also about mental clarity, mental stability, and spiritual enlightenment. Find your purpose and manage your expectations with this stone, including:
Glendonite Meditation and Grounding
Meditating with Glendonite activates all seven main chakras, plus minor chakras and meridians. Being one of the most powerful healing crystals, below are the specific chakras that Glendonite can help you with.
Glendonite Crystal Combinations
Pair your Glendonite with Azeztulite to activate the throat chakra for an even better communication.
Pair your Glendonite with Satya Mani Quartz during your meditations to increase spiritual connection.
Pair your Glendonite with Natrolite to increase self-awareness.
Pair your Glendonite with Moldau Quartz (Moldavite) to help awaken the third eye chakra, your intuition, and your ability to see beyond illusions.
Pair your Glendonite with Phenacite, which also helps awaken the third eye chakra, your intuition, and awareness.
Pair your stone with Herderite because like Glendonite it is all about the brain. It helps swiftly achieve mental clarity and enhance or discover the gifts that were given to you.
Pair your Glendonite with Merkabite Calcite to feel your energy and your spiritual energy connecting.
Charging and Cleansing
The power of a Glendonite came from a calcite pseudomorph so a lot of people believe it has stronger healing properties. Glendonite healing crystals are rare, making it more effective in a lot of circumstances that affect people on a daily basis. It aids your physical health by keeping you strong and healthy. It cures headaches and insomnia (so you better have one near your bedside table). It also helps us connect to spirit guides and enhance our psychic abilities.