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Lizardite 1.31 ct.



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Lizardite  1.31 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:7.1x6.3x4.3 mm.

Weight:1.31 ct.



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