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Tourmaline

Description
Any of a group of minerals found in transparent or coloured (pink, blue, green or black) crystalline form in granites and gneisses.

Properties
Tourmaline increases flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion and serenity.
Tourmaline enhances tolerance and understanding.
Tourmaline is a stone that is very helpful for channeling.
Tourmaline is a very protecting stone.
Tourmaline is often associated with the heart chakra, particularly watermelon tourmaline, where it opens one to accept love. Other colors of tourmaline are associated with the chakra of the same color.

Etymology
French, from Sinhalese toramalli, carnelian.
Origin of the word Tourmaline at Etymonline.com (currently empty)

General Reference
Tourmaline at Wikipedia

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