1.7" Polished Ruby Zoisite Pocket Stone

These are polished pocket stones made from ruby zoisite. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, the rubies exhibit a vibrant red fluorescence. The pictures are representative of the specimen(s) you will receive, so there may be some variation in patterns and color. They average 1.7" wide, though some may be slightly larger or smaller.

Quantity discounts are available.

Technically a metamorphic rock, ruby zoisite or anyolite is a naturally occurring combination of both ruby and zoisite crystals in a single stone. Zoisite provides the earthy green color, while ruby inclusions give the stone pink or red highlights. It often also contains black streaks of the mineral Pargasite.

Ruby zoisite is found in only a single area bordering Kenya and Tanzania near Mount Kilimanjaro. It was discovered in 1954 by an English prospector who initially thought he had found a massive deposit of rubies. Upon closer inspections the rubies within the zoisite proved to be opaque and not suitable as gemstones.

The stone is polished into an oval shape and rounded on all sides. Polished stones of this size and shape are generally referred to as pocket stones since they will easily fit into a pocket. The pictures are representative of the stone you will receive, but there will be some variation in colors and patterning.
FOR SALE
$12 $9.50
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
$9 $7.50
10+ Pieces
$8 $7.50
DETAILS
MINERAL TYPE
Polished Ruby Zoisite
SPECIES
Corundum var. Ruby & Zoisite
LOCATION
Mundarara Mine, Arusha Region, Tanzania
SIZE
Average 1.7 x 1.4 x .6"
PRODUCT ID
P-1031