What are Yooperlites?
Recently discovered by Erik Rintamaki, Yooperlite rocks are actually Syenite rocks rich in fluorescent sodalite. In 2017 Erik went with a UV lamp on a beach in Lake Superior (Michigan U.S.A.) and discovered dozens of these glowing rocks. To the naked eye, they look like gray rocks, but under the UV light, the mineral composite makes the rocks glow. From humble beginnings, Yooperlites® also known as Druid Stone have now become an internet and news phenomenon and have been featured on TV and news sites around the world. Erik wants people of all ages to learn about Yooperlites and other Yooperlite rocks are actually Syenitic rocks rich in fluorescent Sodalite. Syenite is very similar to Granite. The rock shows the same colors and they do not differ from each other in grain size and structure. Syenite is a medium to coarse-grained magmatic deep rock containing little or no quartz. It consists of Kali feldspar: Plagioclase. Sodalite belongs to the Feldspar substitutes, which makes it extremely special that the Sodalite is in the Syenite. Yooperlite is the trade name, some also call it Glowing Stone. They are a sodalite rich Syenite, the Sodalite in its current form is also responsible for the "glow". We also call the stone a Shamen or Druid Stone, because we have customers who work with it very, very successfully in a shamanistic way... it is precisely the connection to the earth and the mysterious look that those stones offer that make the very appealing to people.