Sugilite Specimen (South Africa)

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Sugilite Specimen

Mineral: Sugilite

Origin: Wessels Mine in Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Color: Dark Purple

Treatment: Oiled (for enhanced appearance)

Approximate Dimensions: 3cm x 3cm x 2cm

Weight: 17g

 

10% of this purchase will be donated to The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) 

 

Sugilite was first described in 1944 by the¬†Japanese¬†petrologist¬†Ken-ichi Sugi (1901‚Äď1948) for an occurrence on Iwagi Islet,¬†Japan, where it is found in an¬†aegirine¬†syenite¬†intrusive¬†stock.

Sugilite is commonly pronounced with a soft "g", as in "ginger". However, as with most minerals, its pronunciation is intended to be the same as the person it is named after; in this case, the Japanese name Sugi has a hard "g", as in "geese".

The mineral is also referred to as lavulite, luvulite, and royal azel by gem and mineral collectors.

 

Color may vary in images and videos due to different lightings and angles.


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