Anyolite

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Tanzania
54.66 carats
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Anyolite is a metamorphic rock composed of an integrowth of massive emerald-green, chrome-rich zoisite, black hornblende (tschermakite), and large, vividly coloured ruby.

A name derived from "anyoli", the Masai word for green. Anyolite is an ornamental stone mined near Longido, Tanzania. Due to its colour contrasts, it is an effective gem and ornamental stone.

Anyolite Gemstones by Colour

This table shows the variety of hues this gemstone can be found in. Click on a photo for more information.
 
 
 
 

Anyolite Gemstones by Size

This table shows distribution of Anyolite gemstone sizes that are listed on this site. This can give a good indication as to the general availability of this gemstone in different sizes.
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Lightest:6.89 cts
Heaviest:1566.63 cts
Average:100.64 cts
Total photos:41
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6.89ct to 162.86ct162.86ct to 318.84ct318.84ct to 474.81ct474.81ct to 630.79ct630.79ct to 786.76ct786.76ct to 942.73ct942.73ct to 1,098.71ct1,098.71ct to 1,254.68ct1,254.68ct to 1,410.66ct1,410.66ct to 1,566.63ct
General Information
A variety or type of:Zoisite
Physical Properties of Anyolite
Mohs Hardness6 to 7
Herve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010)
Specific Gravity3.20 to 3.50
Herve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010)
Optical Properties of Anyolite
Refractive Index1.695(+/-)
Herve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010)
Colour
Colour (General)Green with ruby inclusions and black spots
Herve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010)
Crystallography of Anyolite
HabitMassive
Herve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010)
Further Information
Mineral information:Anyolite information at mindat.org
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