Saussurite is a rock formed from green zoisite in combination with epidote, white feldspar and other minerals.

Gemological information

Gemological Information for Saussurite
Color Green to Yellow or Gray Green
Refractive Index Spot 1.700 and 1.56
Durability Fair to Good
Hardness 6.5 to 7
Similar Stones Jadeite, Hydrogrossular Garnet, Idocrase
Treatments Heating
Country of Origin Africa
Saussurite Care
Ultrasonic Cleaning Risky
Steam Cleaning Risky
Warm Soapy Water Safe
Chemical Attack Acids may Attack
Light Sensitivity Stable
Heat Sensitivity Unknown