Alternative Names: Tanzanite (mauve/purple) Bi-colour Tanzanite (yellow and mauve) Thulite (pink)

Mineral Information

Origin: India, Australia, Norway, Tanzania

Mineral Species: Zoisite

Mineral Group: Epidote Group

Chemical Formula: Ca2Al3Si3O12(OH)

Hardness: 6-7

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Colour: Colourless, purple, greyish-white, grey, yellowish-brown, yellow

Typical Appearance: Prismatic crystals or crystalline aggregates.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: None

Chakra Alignment: None

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after Siegmund Zois, Baron von Edelstein (1747-1819), an Austrian scholar who financed mineral collecting expeditions

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