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Zoisite Var Thulite

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Zoisite Var Thulite

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Description
Locality: 
Søre Lia, Ottaelva, Lom, Oppland, Norway
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4.7 × 2.8 cm
Description

Thulite is the „National Stone of Norway“ and has been used as gemstone and for the manufacturing of gemstone products since many years. There a several different occurences of thulite in Norway, each with its specific characteristics.

Here we have a specimen of nice pink thulite impregnated in a gneiss with numerous small, dark red coloured spots of piemontite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Zoisite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.10
Hardness: 
6.0 - 7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Prickler Halt, Ladinger Spitze - Speikkogel area, Saualpe, Carinthia, Austria

Thulite

Variety Of: 

Zoisite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.10
Hardness: 
6.0 - 7.0
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
pink
Type Locality: 
Øvstebø, Kleppan, Sauland, Hjartdal, Telemark, Norway

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