(Germany, Utah, Nevada, Spain, Brazil, Wyoming, Austrailia and Poland)is a hydrated aluminium phosphate mineral (AlPO4·2H2O). It is a relatively rare phosphate mineral. It is sometimes confused with turquoise; however, variscite is usually greener in color. The green color results from the presence of small amounts of trivalent chromium. Variscite was first described in 1837 and named for the locality of Variscia, the historical name of the Vogtland, in Germany, but has been found in Utah as well (was called Utahlite). Variscite from Nevada typically contains black spiderwebbing in the matrix and is often confused with green turquoise. Mohs Hardness 3.5-4.5. Metaphysical properties. Considered a grounding stone due to it's green color and for gathering wealth. It is said to calm the brain and reduce anxiety as well as improving intellectual and logic functioning.