|(Narsarsukite image found on mineralatlas.com)|
Friday, September 21, 2012
Gemstone of the Week: Narsarsukite
Narsarsukite was discovered in 1900 in Narsarsuk, Greenland. It may be found in pegmatite dikes in: Mongolia; Kazakhstan; New Zealand; Russia; Germany; Greenland; Namibia, the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Labrador, and Newfoundland; and the states of Arkansas and New Mexico. Narsarsukite may be brown, brownish gray, colourless, green, or honey yellow. It is a transparent to translucent gemstone with a vitreous luster and has a hardness of 7.