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BCR301 Ruby Zoisite

BCR301 Ruby Zoisite

$85.00

  • This is an excellent quality select set  of Ruby Zoisite rock from Tanzania.  This is a great rock for a cutting or carving project.  Ruby Zoisite, also sometimes called Anyolite, is known for the “rubies” (not greatly visible in the photos) scattered throughout it’s various green colors and is one of the most colorful ornamental stones. As an added cool feature the rubies will fluoresce under a SW/UV light as shown in second to the the last photo.   
  • This particular select  Ruby Zoisite specimen measures 8 1/8″ x  5 1/2″ x  5″  and weighs nearly 9 3/4 pounds.

MOHS hardness scale of  6.5 – 7

 

 

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Description

A Ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide). The color comes mainly from the chromium element. The Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald, and the diamond. Rubies were found for centuries in Burma. They have also been found in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Vietnam, Nepal and Pakistan. Rubies have been found in the US states of Montana, North and South Carolina.
Zoisite is a Calcium Aluminum Silicate that belongs to the Epidote group of minerals. When it is found transparent, it is formed in to gemstones while translucent-to-opaque material is usually carved into sculptural works. The latter sometimes has Ruby Crystals which are completely opaque and unsuitable as gemstones, but are well colored and contrast strikingly against the green matrix of the Zoisite. Zoisite may be green, blue, brown, pink, yellow, gray or colorless.

Additional information

Weight9.75 lbs
Dimensions8.125 × 5.5 × 5 in

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