Hypersthene is often called Velvet Labradorite, but is in fact more closely related to Bronzite. Fine specimens of Hypersthene display a metallic schiller, in either linear stripes or a soft 'velvet' pattern, which is where the Velvet Labradorite name comes from. It is found all over the world in lower, non-gem quality grades, but good specimens can be found in New York and Labrador, Canada.

Alternative Names Velvet Labradorite, Black Labradorite
Colour Brown, Black, Metallic
Hardness 5.5 - 6
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Streak White, Gray
Lustre Vitreous, Silky
Main Locations USA, Canada
Chakra Root
Zodiac Aries
Numerology Unknown
Planetary Unknown
Element Air