Variegated Granite consisiting of pink Orthoclase Feldspar, green Epidote and colourless Quartz

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Name: named after the first known source, the Unaka mountains in North Carolina, USA

Can be confused with: none

Localities: USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Brazil, China

Handling: Unakite is popular in the USA, outside the USA Unakite is only rarely used as a gemstone but widely used for gemstone carvings

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Unakite from South Africa

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Gemmological Properties of Unakite

Mohs hardness:
variable, depending on composition
Specific gravity:
variable from 2.85 to 3.20, depending on composition
Refractive index:
variable, depending on composition
mottled green (Epidote) and pink (Feldspar)