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The Unakite of the Fairy woods

My relation to Unakite is a bit like the one I have to Tigers Eye: In my youth it was 'an old ladies choice'. Nothing for a young rebel like me then. But over time I have revalued the Unakite. It is very stimulation to ones imagination, isn't it.


Size: cushion 21X29x5,5, oval 13x18 mm

In stock:  1 cushion, ca 5 ovals

Origin: cushion Africa, ovals unknown



Price:  cushion USD 11.20, oval 5.00 a piece


Unakite was first discovered in the Unakas mountains of North Carolina, the United States, from which it gets its name. It is an altered granite composed of pink orthoclase* feldspar, green epidote, and generally colourless quartz. It exists in various shades of green and pink and is usually mottled in appearance. A good quality unakite is considered a semiprecious stone; it will take a good polish and is often used in jewelry as beads or cabochons and other lapidary work such as eggs, spheres and animal carvings. It is also referred to as epidotized or epidote granite. In some of the Blue Ridge occurrences, an epidotized augen gneiss is present exhibiting foliation structures. Unakite can be found as pebbles and cobbles from glacial drift in the beach rock on the shores of Lake Superior. It also occurs in Virginia where it is found in the river valleys after having been washed down from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unakite is not limited to the United States, and has also been reported in South Africa, Sierra Leone, Brazil, and China. Some material labeled unakite lacks the feldspar and is more properly called epidosite, and is also used as beads and cabochons.

Unakit will help you to get rid of addictions but also has strong healing properties and takes hold of the cause of the disease. For better sleep, place a bit Unakit under your pillow.


* Orthoclase is an important tectosilicate mineral which forms igneous rock. Ortoklas are formed at high temperature, and the temperature is sodium aluminosilicate (albite) soluble. While slowly cooling within the earth, sodium-rich albite lamellae form by exsolution, enriching the remaining orthoclase with potassium. Occurs in many igneous rocks. The name is from the Greek for "straight fracture," because its two cleavage planes are at right angles to each other. Alternate names are potassium feldspar and K-feldspar. Orthoclase is one of the ten defining minerals of the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.


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