Friday, September 21, 2012

Gemstone of the Week: Narsarsukite

(Narsarsukite image found on mineralatlas.com)

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. 

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