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Tourmalines are mined everywhere in the world including Africa, Afghanistan, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Siberia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, the USA, and Zimbabwe.
MOHS Hardness Scale:
Flexibility, Happiness, Objectivity, Compassion, Serenity, Balance, Positive transformation, Healing, Strength, Tolerance, Understanding
Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain.
The name Tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese word tura mali which translates as the stone of mixed colours. The symbolic properties of tourmaline vary quite a bit by region.
According to Egyptian legend, the stone found its array of colours (tourmaline commonly occurs in pink, blue, yellow, green, and red) when it left the earth’s centre and passed through a rainbow and took on all the colours for itself.
Some African and Australian shamans believed that they were teller stones that could locate sources of trouble, provide insight, and suggest direction towards good. In numerous cultures, black tourmaline was believed to protect against dark magic, and Native Americans gave certain shades of the stone as funeral gifts.