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

Gemological Information for Saussurite

Color: Green to Yellow or Gray Green
Crystal Structure Rock
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