Dumortierite was first described in 1881 for an occurrence in Chaponost, in the Rhône-Alps of France and named for the French paleontologist Eugène Dumortier. It typically occurs in high temperature aluminium-rich regional metamorphic rocks.
It is used in the manufacture of high grade porcelain. It is sometimes mistaken for Sodalite and has been used as imitation Lapis Lazuli.
Sources of Dumortierite include Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Madagascar, Namibia, Nevada, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sri Lanka.
This mineral can be used to reduce excitability and to eliminate stubbornness while assisting in the facilitation of standing up for oneself. It can assist in providing stamina to retain the self when one is subjected to harsh uncomfortable environments.
Dumortierite is “a stone of patience”. This stone can help one to realize and understand that reality is illusion, and illusion is real. It can also further stimulate verbalization of spiritual ideas & can provide grounding in love matches while clearing away unsettled areas in relationships.
Dumortierite has be used to diminish wasting disorders, to provide strength in dealing with conditions of disease, & to provide insight into the basis of a condition in order to help one understand and correct the cause.
(Source: LIITE by Melody)