Trilliant cut. From Kazakhstan. 0.39 carat; 6.0 x 5.8 x 2.6mm)
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Indierite is a relatively unknown mineral that is known for its unique blue-green color and its association with other rare minerals. Despite its obscurity, it has a rich history and has been used for a variety of purposes throughout the years.
Indierite was first discovered in 1878 by French mineralogist Paul Des Cloizeaux in the Pic de Finiels, France. The mineral was named after the location where it was found, and for many years it was only found in this area. It wasn’t until later that other locations were discovered in Norway and the United States.
Indierite is a rare mineral that is typically found in association with other rare minerals such as beryllonite, eudialyte and aegirine. It is typically found in alkaline pegmatites and can also be found in metamorphic rocks and in hydrothermal veins.
Physical Properties of Indierite:
Indierite is a rare mineral that is known for its unique blue-green color and association with other rare minerals. It has a distinctive color that can range from pale blue-green to dark blue-green. It has a high luster, and is typically found in small clusters or as isolated crystals. Its Mohs hardness is 5.5 to 6, making it suitable for use as a gemstone.
Use of Indierite as a gemstone:
Indierite is a relatively rare mineral, and as such it is not commonly used as a gemstone. However, due to its unique color and high luster, it has been used in a variety of jewelry applications such as pendants, earrings and as a small accent stone. It is also a popular mineral for collectors due to its unique color and association with other rare minerals.
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