A very Large Stunning Ruby Green Zoisite Crystal Ball Sphere. 485 Grams Weight = Just Under 1/2 Kilo. About 1.1LB Imperial Weight.
Diameter Approx Just Under 70mm. The Zoisite Sphere pictured is the exact one you will receive. This Ruby-zoisite has a perfectly smooth and polished surface. Striking rich Ruby crystals which contrasts the Zoisite.
Ruby-zoisite is the natural combination of both ruby and zoisite crystals in a single specimen. It is also known as'anyolite', a name derived from the Masai word for'green' (anyoli).Other name variations include "ruby-in-zoisite" and "Tanganyika artstone". Ruby-zoisite was discovered at the Longido mining district in northeast Tanzania by Tom Blevins, an English prospector. To this day, Tanzania remains the only source for ruby-zoisite. Blevins had initially thought that he had found vast ruby deposits in 1949, but it later turned out to be a green zoisite matrix with large inclusions of mostly opaque ruby.
Ruby-zoisite is also heavily included with black hornblende minerals. Depending on its primary constituents, ruby-in-zoisite can vary tremendously in color, pattern and hardness. Zoisite provides an earthy green color, while ruby inclusions give it pink and red highlights. Zoisite's hardness ranges from 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, whereas ruby has a hardness of 9.
Although ruby-zoisite is not fine ruby, it eventually found a purpose in carvings and cabochons. Today, it is one of the most colorful ornamental gemstones available, and the abundance of gemstone material makes it very affordable even in larger sizes. Normally dispatch within 24 hours Monday to Friday. The item "EXTRA LARGE 1LB WEIGHT RUBY GREEN Crystal Ball Sphere 70mm / 485 Grams" is in sale since Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Crystals". The seller is "inature-cases" and is located in Rochester. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Japan, Canada, Australia.