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This very rare gray and white semi precious stone known as Pinolith or Pinolite was actually first discovered in 1873 and comes from only one location in the world-the magnesite deposit at Sunk, Hohentauern, Niedere Tauern, Styria, Austria.
Pinolith was mined in WWII for its high manganese content. It is a metamorphic rock containing magnesite as white crystals in a gray dolomite and graphite matrix. It is named Pinolith because the magnesite inclusions resemble pine cones in shape.
This material is a 3.5 to 4.5 hardness and quite stunning when polished.
Metaphysical Healing Properties of Pinolith: It is believed that Pinolith is a calming stone that helps reduce feelings of lonliness, stress and anxiety. It also might help with insomia.