Ruby & Zoisite Tumbled Mineral Rock Approx. 1 Inch

Ruby & Zoisite Tumbled Mineral Rock Approx. 1 Inch

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Ruby & Zoisite Tumbled Mineral Rock Approx. 1 Inch

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Ruby & Zoisite Tumbled Mineral Rock Approx. 1 Inch

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Ruby & Zoisite Tumbled Mineral Rock Approx. 1 Inch

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Ruby & Zoisite Tumbled Mineral Rock Approx. 1 Inch

Zoisite is a calcium aluminium hydroxy sorosilicate belonging to the epidote group of minerals.  Its chemical formula is Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH). Zoisite is named after the Slovene scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (Žiga Zois), who realized that this was an unknown mineral when it was brought to him by the mineral dealer Simon Prešern, who had discovered it in the Saualpe mountains (Svinška planina) of Carinthia in 1805. Zoisite was first known as saualpite, after its type locality.

Zoisite occurs as prismatic, orthorhombic (2/m 2/m 2/m) crystals or in massive form, being found in metamorphic and pegmatitic rock.  Zoisite may be blue to violet, green, brown, pink, yellow, gray, or colorless.  It has a vitreous luster and a conchoidal to uneven fracture. When euhedral, zoisite crystals are striated parallel to the principal axis (c-axis).  Also parallel to the principal axis is one direction of perfect cleavage. Zoisite is somewhat higher than 6 in hardness and its specific gravity is between 3.10 - 3.38, depending on the variety. Zoisite streaks white and is said to be brittle. Clinozoisite is a more common monoclinic polymorph of zoisite.

Picture is representative of the specimen you will receive.  Each rock is unique and will vary in shape, size and appearance.  No two rocks will be exactly alike.


Quantity: ONE Amazon River Stone (Sesame)
 
Origin:  Tanzania
 

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SKU

SBVR455

Weight

0.05 lb

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