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Saussurite

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
Family:
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 Attach
Light Sensitivity:Stable
Heat Sensitivity:Unknown