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Chaorite

A new rising star among the gemstones is Chaorite. Well, newish, it was introduced in the 70thies wich is fairly resent for a gemstone. As many gemstones from Russia, its very colourful and dramatic - and very beautyful.

 

Size: 24x17x6,7 mm

 

Origin: Russia

 

In stock:  1

 

Price:    USD 12.30

 

Charoite is a rare silicate mineral, first described in 1978 and named after the Chara River. Though reportedly discovered in the 1940s, it was not known to the outside world until 1978. It has been reported only in Siberia, Russia, and found where a syenite of the Murunskii Massif has intruded into and altered limestone deposits producing a potassium feldspar metasomatite.

Charoite is translucent lavender to purple in colour with a pearly lustre. Charoite is strictly massive in nature, and fractures are conchoidal. It has an unusual swirling, fibrous appearance, sometimes chatoyant, that, along with its intense colour, can lead many to believe at first that it is synthetic or enhanced artificially. It is said to be opaque and unattractive when found in the field; a fact that may have contributed to its late recognition.

Charoit used as a decorative stone and sometimes a gemstone, generally as a cabochons in a setting.
It stands for love, strength and health.

 

 

 

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Latest update: 28 augusti 2015