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MAWSITSIT

Overview:

It is famous for its vivid green tone with areas of black in the same specimen. It is composed of Chrome Jadeite, Ureyite, and Natrolite.; Named after a village in northern Burma(Myanmar), Mawsitsit is a high-Chromium content cousin of Jadeite.

Usage:

It is said that it is made up of six main components: Chromite, ureyite, chrome-jadeite, symplektite, chrome amphibole, and a matrix of lighter minerals.

Mawsitsit was formed in connection with high pressure low temperature rock metamorphosis which affected an ultra basic body locally.

Physical Properties:

Mawsitsit

Mawsitsit Birthstone

Color
Green
Hardness
6 - 7
Specific Gravity
2.5 - 3.5
Refractive index
1.52 - 1.74

Care should be taken to avoid contact with chemicals and heat and the use of ultrasonics on this stone.

Usage:Mawsitsit is used for carvings and cut into cabochons for jewelry. It is suitable for everyday wear jewelry.

Legend:

Mawsitsit was first identified by Swiss Gemologist, Eduard Gubelin in 1963. The famous gemologist was traveling in Burma and noticed a bright green rock with black inclusions being mined. It had taken over 30 years for this beautiful material to become available to the world at large.

Occurrence: Jaguaracu, Minas Gerais, Valencia Mine, Guananajuato, Henneberg , Kola Peninsula , Mont Saint-Hilaire , Monte Cervandone , Langesunsfjord and Maehren.