Mineral Specimen - Iolite Sunstone - Rough (20 g)
Mineral Specimen - Iolite Sunstone - Rough (20 g)

Mineral Specimen - Iolite Sunstone - Rough (20 g)

Item Code:ISRB
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Availability:

BACKORDER: Backordered by our supplier. If ordered, you will be contacted on arrival to confirm you still wish to receive it

Includes:

20 g bag

Dimensions:

Approx. 4 - 4.5 cm
Iolite (also known as cordierite) is a magnesium iron aluminum silicate. This mineral is also pleochroic which means that it appears yellowish or bluish depending on the angle at which it is viewed. This sapphire look-alike is known as the because it was used to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days.

Sunstone is a plagioclase feldspar, which when viewed from certain directions exhibits a spangled appearance. This optical effect is caused by inclusions of copper which may take on a variety of shapes. Some sunstone is labradorite.

While iolite is said to enhance leadership ability, inner strength and self confidenc, sunstone is believed to heighten intuition and to instill a feeling of joy.

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