Beautiful dark green forms of adalusite come from alluvial
gravels in Sri Lanka, while green andalusite gemstones are found in Brazil
, principally in the states of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais. Andalusite from Brazil is small, rare and very expensive. Brazil is actually the primary source for andalusite. Large columnar crystals of andalusite occur at Lisenz, Austria. Andalusite also occurs in the United States in Massachusetts, the White Mountains in California, Standish, Maine, and Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Other important sites for andalusite include Canada
, Bimbowrie Australia
, the Hunan Province in China
, as well as various locations around Siberia, Russia
, Brittany, France
, and England. It has been said that the person who is attracted to this stone is a fighter. However, by wearing the stone, the wearer supposedly becomes wise, gives up fighting, and starts to embark on the path of love. With andalusite, the wearer perceives that with fighting, we live contrary to our own nature.