|(Image of Mtorolite found on crystal-treasure.com)|
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gemstone of the Week: Mtorolite
Mtorolite is the trade name for Chalcedony that has been coloured green by Chromium. Hence, it is also called "Chrome-Chalcedony," Mtoroloite is the name used for the Chrome-Chalcedony that comes out of Zimbabwe, while the specimens coming out of Bolivia are known under the trade name "Chiquitanita." Mtorolite has a hardness of 6.5-7 and translucent with a dull or waxy luster. Chrome-Chalcedony is found in only a few locations. It may be found in: Australia, Bolivia, Zimbabwe, and Turkey.