The oldest living mineral, it was formed over three billion years ago.  It is useful in removing energy blockages. It has been used to teach one that the bonds and constraints placed upon a person are self-imposed and easily discarded. It helps one to decide, with the heart, that which is really important and to plan for, and to initiate, the release of any binding ideas. This mineral possesses a defending quality and is an excellent preventative which will shield one from many forms of negative energy