(aw - stuh - nayt)
Main Origins:
Mexico, Australia, Germany, and the United States.

What is Austinite?

A raw Austinite crystal on a black reflective background. Source: | Robert M. Lavinsky
Source: | Robert M. Lavinsky

DISCLAIMER: Austinite is a toxic crystal. Please wear personal protective equipment when handling it. 

Austinite is a blue, blue-green, or colorless mineral in the Adelite category of minerals. It’s composed of lead arsenates and calcium in the chemical sense and resembles Conichalcite crystals. They often form blade-like crystals and may be transparent or translucent. 

Did you know Austinite is rare? It may show prismatic, botryoidal, druzy, or aggregates naturally with various crystals like Adamite, Calcite, Mimetite, Smithsonite, and Hemimorphite.

The crystal is named after its locality, Austin, in Nevada, USA. It was discovered and named by the American mineralogist Charles Palache in the early 20th century. Some say it’s named after the American mineralogist Austin Flint Rogers, too.

In the spiritual community, Austinite empowers and uplifts the wearer to be bold, daring, and impulsive. It’s also used by healers, psychics, and shamans for spirit communication. 

Fun Fact: Austinite gets its green color from the presence of copper, cobalt, or nickel.

Austinite Metaphysical Properties and Benefits

The wonderful color of Austinite is associated with Gods like Poseidon, the Greek God of Seas; Cernunnos, the Celtic God of Fertility; Ra, the Egyptian God of the Sun; Osiris, the Egyptian God of the Afterlife; and Yemaya, the Yoruban Goddess of Oceans. 

Did you know the Water element rules Austinite? It brings intuition, peace, and wisdom to the crystal. This crystal is also linked to the Wood element in Feng Shui, signifying growth and vitality. 

Neptune is its ruler planet in Astrology, associated with the sea and attracting creativity and inspiration to its wearers. 

Austinite mainly opens the Third Eye, Throat, Heart, and Solar Plexus Chakras, responsible for intuition, universal connection, and good luck

But it also opens the rest of the seven primary chakras and two secondary chakras – Higher Heart and Earth Star – associated with prosperity and psychic protection. 

The Green Adelite mineral vibrates to the cosmic number 5, meaning freedom, creativity, and peace.

Austinite Healing Properties and Benefits

Balance and Harmony

  • Austinite helps you connect to the nature around you and brings harmony into your body, mind, spirit, chakras, and surroundings.
  • Program your crystal with the seed mantra VAM and place it in the North direction associated with its ruling element.

Courage, Creativity, and Vitality

  • A unique crystal that means daring, Austinite lights your inner fire to make you feel fearless, confident, productive, and enthusiastic.
  • Activate your crystal with the Fire element by holding it for a few minutes in front of a candle. Afterward, take the activated stone everywhere you go.

Peace and Calm

  • Did you know Austinite is often recommended for stress relief in Reiki? It stops negative self-talk, overthinking, and anxiety by calming your soul.
  • Program your crystal for peace and quiet with positive affirmations, meditation, or breathwork.

Kindness and Compassion

  • Austinite teaches us how to be kind to ourselves and others. It can help with depressive moods and tendencies by surfacing emotional scars and teaching positive coping methods.
  • Meditating in the open air is the best way to program this crystal for gratitude, empathy, and gentleness.

Detox and Fertility

  • The Calcium Iron Arsenate crystal enhances the body’s ability to eject toxins naturally and clear the blocks in the reproductive system. It increases the chances of conception.
  • Bury Austinite under three inches of soil overnight to charge it before placing it on your nightstand or bedside table.

Austinite Spiritual Properties and Benefits

The body of the woman is sleeping while her soul is floating and connected by a cord

Psychic Sensitivity

  • Empaths, psychics, and healers will awaken their dormant abilities. Austinite is linked to clairvoyance, intuition, and psychic visions.
  • You can program this crystal for psychic abilities by smudging it with incense or smudge sticks before carrying it on you.

Universal Connection

  • You’ll feel connected to yourself, others, flora, fauna, and the cosmos because Austinite vibrates to the Earth Star Chakra.
  • Set up a crystal altar with this crystal in the center for realizing universal connection and awareness.


  • Abundance and prosperity come naturally to people close to Austinite’s energies. It radiates a feeling of productivity and positive competitiveness.
  • You can channel good fortune by setting a crystal grid with Austinite in the center.


  • Did you know shamans use Austinite to connect with ancestor and guardian spirits? Austinite attracts guidance and luck to those who sleep with this stone.
  • You can program this crystal by gazing into it for a few minutes before bed. Afterward, place it under your pillow.

Astral Projection

  • You can project to change your reality or jump dimensions with the high vibrations of Austinite by your side. It’s a good crystal for reality shifting, too.
  • The best way to program this crystal for advanced spiritual rituals is by using your breath, thoughts, and sound. You can chant into the crystal while visualizing your intentions.

Austinite Side Effects

  • Insomnia: Overuse of Austinite in newbies often leads to overexcitement, sleeplessness, and excess energy. Some even become too impulsive. Use Morganite to dim these side effects.
  • Nightmares: If you’re new to spirituality and keep a high-vibration Austinite under your pillow, nightmares can occur. 
  • Weariness: If you’re feeling drained or weary, this might be another symptom of overusing Austinite. 
  • Horoscopic Issues: Regardless of your usage, your zodiac sign and ruling planets might be a bad combination with the ones ruled by Austinite’s ruling planets. Talk to an astrologist to learn more.

Types of Austinite

  • Common Austinite: Most Austinite crystals are dark to pale green or greenish-yellow with a pearly appearance. Use it for detox and health. 
  • Zinc Austinite: Also called Austinite Zn, this Zincian Austinite shows blue, yellow, and green hues, opening the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras. 
  • Copper Austinite: Also called Cuprian Austinite or Austinite Cu, this type of crystal shows red and brown crystals on top of vibrant green. Use it for courage, confidence, and balance. 
  • Manganoan Austinite: Austinite with pink, peach, brown, red, and green in this variety gets its colors from Manganese. It’s also called Austinite Mn and works well against negativity, anxiety, and depression. 
  • Yellow Austinite: Austinite forms tiny balls, or spheres, in the lemon-yellow shade on red, beige, or brown matrices. Use it for good luck and focus. 
  • Colorless Austinite: Ranging from transparent to translucent in appearance, this variety forms crusts and prismatic crystals in small sizes. It’s good for purification and manifestation.
  • Purple Austinite: Commonly originating from Mapimi, Mexico, this ultra-rare Austinite variety is good for wisdom and universal connection.
  • Blue-Green Austinite: A vibration stone resembling Emerald, Green Aventurine, or Malachite, this crystal shows Austinite properties of love, peace, kindness, and compassion. 
  • Ojuela Austinite: Also popular as Mexican Austinite, this olive-green variety is found on brown or red matrices. Use it for zen gardening, crystal grids, and Reiki healing. 
  • Talmessite with Austinite: Typically showing gray, beige, tan, and off-white hues, this formation with Talmessite and Austinite is good for astral projection and dream travel. 
  • Cobaltaustinite: The cobalt-bearing Austinite shows vivid green, pink, purple, and sparkling green, sometimes with Conichalcite or Annabergite. It’s a collector’s healing crystal for self-discovery, fertility, and emotional healing.  
  • Cobaltoaustinite with Dolomite: Cobaltoaustinite often forms with Dolomite, showing white, pink, and gray crystals. They’re great for self-love, gratitude, and contentment.
  • Siderite with Austinite: A brown variety of Siderite, Arseniosiderite forms with White Austinite naturally, bringing Austinite benefits like grounding and psychic protection. 
  • Rosalite-B with Austinite: A pink crystal variety, Rosalite-B naturally forms with white and beige crystals of Austinite. It’s great for empathy, fertility, and hope. 
  • Austinite with Kottigite and Legrandite: Forming multi-shaped white, yellow, brown, and reddish brown, this Austinite variety balances multiple chakras simultaneously.
  • Austinite with Calcite: When your crystal shows yellow, green, and white colors, it might be a formation with White Calcite. Use this crystal for purity, spirit contact, clarity, and balance. 
  • Austinite with Hemimorphite: Forming gemmy crystals of gray, white, and olive-green hues, this is a natural formation with Hemimorphite. It’s great for harmony, immunity, and peace.
  • Austinite with Conichalcite: These two minerals form together in nature with vibrant green and translucent crystals. If you have this crystal, use it for abundance, prosperity, and inner peace. 
  • Austinite with Adamite: White Adamite coats Austinite to form ball-like beige, yellow, and olive-green formations. It’s a good crystal for manifestation and creativity. 
  • Austinite with Goethite: Often forming with Adamite, this crystal cluster shows Stalactitic Goethite with Austinite. Use this for psychic visions and rejuvenation. 
  • Austinite in Limonite: Olive-green and white-colored Austinite crystals can naturally form on brown, orange, or red Limonite. They’re great for passion, courage, and vitality. 
  • Druzy or Tsumeb Austinite: Austinite crystals originating from the Tsumeb or Ongopolo Mines in Oshikoto, Namibia, show vibrant, scaly, prismatic, and druzy crystals in vibrant green. Use Namibian Austinite for prosperity and fortune. 
  • Austinite with Aragonite: Forming naturally with Orange Aragonite, White and Green Austinite stones are a rarity. They’re great for fertility and creativity. 
  • Nickeltaustinite: Showing green bulbous or spherical structures on white, brown, and orange matrices, this Austinite crystal is good for detox and physical healing.

Austinite Meaning: What Does Austinite Symbolize?

A man is standing on top of the mountain

The meaning of Austinite is “boldness.”

Austinite inspires you to awaken the dormant areas in your body, mind, and spirit. 

It’s good for creativity, but healers say people who are new to crystals often feel overwhelmed or drained by overusing this high-vibration crystal

This Green Adelite crystal, Austinite, is traditionally associated with balance, peace, patience, and psychic abilities. It’s a captivating crystal for healing, amplifying energies, mediumship, astral travel, and dreamwork in the new age. 

Fun Fact: Calcium Iron Arsenate Hydroxide is the chemical name of this crystal.

How To Cleanse Austinite?

A clear Quartz crystal on a table in nature

  • Clear Quartz: Circle a Clear Quartz thrice over the Austinite to cleanse negativity absorbed by it through energy healing rituals. 
  • Herbal Ritual: Gently rub sacred herbs, like Sage, Sandalwood, or Pine, to remove negativity stuck to your crystal. 
  • Seed Mantra: Chant the seed mantra VAM (of the Water element) into the crystal while holding it before your mouth to cleanse stubborn negativity on the crystal.  

Questions and Answers

What type of rock is Austinite?

Austinite is a rare mineral found in copper or arsenic deposits. It’s not used in gem-making.

Is Austinite the same as Austin Limonite?

No, Austinite is a rare mineral called Calcium Iron Arsenate Hydroxide, and Austin Limonite is another mineral from an iron ore with Limonite.

Is Austinite safe in the water?

No, Austinite should not be in the water because it’s an arsenate mineral. You should dry it ASAP and clean your hands. Always put on gloves before touching wet Austinite.

Is Austinite toxic to the touch?

Yes, always wear gloves when using Austinite, and never with bare hands.

Can Austinite go in the sun?

No, Austinite is not good in the sun, especially if it’s too clear or transparent.

How to identify real Austinite crystals?

As Austinite is a rare mineral, its colors are the best way to identify real Austinite crystals. Consult a gemologist for better identification.

What crystals to pair with Austinite?

Clear Quartz and Smoky Quartz are good to pair with Austinite, especially if you’re new to it.

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