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Friday, January 17, 2014
Gemstone of the Week: Nifontovite
Nifontovite is a colourless or gray gemstone. It was discovered in 1961 and named after Russian geologist Roman Vladimirovich Nifontov. Nifontovite is fairly soft, with only a hardness of 3.5. It has a viterous luster and may be transparent or semi-transparent. Nifontovite may be found on Honshu Island, Japan; San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and the Urals Region in Russia.