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Lizardite 0.85 ct.



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Lizardite 0.85 ct.

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is a Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide with formula Mg 3Si2O5(OH)4 and hardness of 3-4.

In this case I found traces of hematite that probably is the agent for this pink reddish color.

This material was sold to me as Bustamite ,but after an X rays diffraction test, the result was Lizardite.

Is an unusual color and it is found in the are where sugilite is mined:Wessel Mine, northern Cape Province, South Africa.

Silky and translucent.

Size:6.1x6.1x3.5 mm.

Weight:0.85 ct.



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