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Sodalite

Sodalite carved into Hippo figure


The sodium content of this mineral is it's namesake.  The blue tone specimens are almost always the only ones used in jewelry.  Sometimes carved into various shapes as shown in the carved figurine above. Commonly found with white veining.

Deposits are obtained from Brazil, India, Greenland, Canada, Namibia, Russia and the state of Montana in the U.S.A..



STATS:
Color:  White, blue, gray
Mohs' Hardness Scale:  5.5 to 6
Density:  2.14 to 2.40
Transparency:  Opaque to transparent


 

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