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Oligoclase: Complete Guide (2024)

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In this post, we reveal everything you need to know about oligoclase, including its meaning and uses. Let's get started!


Oligoclase crystals are not commonly known despite their various uses. This guide will help you learn more about their physical as well as metaphysical properties. So let’s dive in.

  • Oligoclase Meaning
    • Oligoclase Pronunciation
  • Red Oligoclase
  • Oligoclase Uses
  • Conclusion

Oligoclase Meaning

Oligoclase is an albite mineral, and it belongs to the plagioclase feldspars. Oligoclase has perfect cleavage and thus is easy to break. When light enters the stone, it refracts from the cleavages, giving the stone a shimmering look. 

The name oligoclase has a Greek origin which means ‘little break’, as its cleavages were thought to be not as perfect as in albite. 

Oligoclase often occurs in volcanic rocks. Oligoclase crystals are mined in the USA, Sri Lanka, Russia, Canada, and Sweden. 

On the Mohs scale of hardness, oligoclase is 6 to 6.5. It is often white and sometimes also comes in gray, red, or green hues. Oligoclase activates the crown and solar plexus chakra. 

The solar plexus chakra is said to burn away the negative emotions within you. It promotes endurance and prosperity. The crown chakra aids in calming your mind. It creates a balance between your mind and body. It synchronizes the energy and connects you to the spiritual realm. 

Oligoclase Pronunciation

Oligoclase is pronounced as ‘oli-go-khle-z’.

Red Oligoclase

red oligoclase

Red oligoclase is the most commonly used oligoclase stone. It gets its red color from the hematite scales present in the feldspar. The hematite's iron content enhances the red color. It is also known as sunstone because of its red color.

Oligoclase Uses

Oligoclase provides us with inner strength and stability. It aids us in resolving problems, brings clarity to our minds, and helps us understand others' perceptions. 

Oligoclase crystals are primarily used for protection and shielding against negative auras and evil energies. Oligoclase is a balancing crystal that keeps your energies grounded. 

Using oligoclase is said to help with healing illness and ailments. Oligoclase is believed to also help with healing abdominal issues.

Oligoclase is used as a gemstone in pieces of jewelry under the name sunstone and moonstone. They are also used in making ceramics. 


Oligoclase crystals are not primarily found in a gemstone form, instead, they are made into it. They are usually found in mineral form with numerous inclusions, and thus a clear transparent crystal is rare. 

Oligoclase crystals are easily found and at a reasonable price. An oligoclase crystal costs $3 USD and thus is an affordable addition to your collection.

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