Unakite

Unakite is named after place of discovery in South Carolina, USA.

Unakite is an altered granite consisting primarily of pink Orthoclase Feldspar, clear Quartz and green Epidote. It is very compact and hard.

Unakite is cut into cabochons, fashioned into beads and carved into ornamental objects.
Physical Properties of Unakite
Mohs Hardness6 to 7
Herve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010)
Specific Gravity2.85 to 3.20
Herve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010)
Optical Properties of Unakite
Refractive Index1.525 (+/-) to 1.760 (+/-)
Herve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010)
Colour
TransparencyOpaque
Walter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
Further Information
Mineral information:Unakite information at mindat.org
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