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Clinozoisite — specimen 0047, photo © NMNHS
Clinozoisite — specimen 0047, photo © NMNHS

Clinozoisitespecimen 0047

Origin

South Asia
Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Baltistan, Skardu District
Clinozoisite — specimen 0047, locality map
Data

Weight: 0.57 ct; size: 6.97 | 3.86 | 2.87 mm; shape: oval; colour: medium dark orangey red; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: good; treatment: none.
Notes

Very clean specimen; good mixed style cut. Source: David Weinberg, Multicolour Gems Ltd.

More information from ‘Classification’


Typically in regionally metamorphosed igneous and sedimentary rocks, as well as in contact metamorphosed calcium-rich sediments; an alteration product of plagioclase feldspars (Anthony et al., 2001—2005). Faceted specimens are extremely rare.