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Natural Pollucite
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Pollucite was discovered in 1846 and named after Pollux a brother of Helen of Troy in Greek mythology. It is the only mineral were cesium is the essential element. Gems are normally small and under 10cts. in size.


Known Facts
Color Key: Colorless, white, gray, pale pink, blue.
Refractive Index: 1.518 - 1.525
Chemical Composition: (Cs,Na)2 (Al2 SI4) O12 - H2O
Hardness: 6.5 - 7.0
Density: 2.85 - 2.94
Crystal Group: Cubic
Ocurrence: Diego County CA, Middletown CT, USA; Manitoba, Canada; Elba, Italy; Finland; Kazakhstan; USSR; Karibib, Namibia; Molo, Myanmar.

Pollucite forms in granite pegmatites as fine grained cubic crystals with vitreous to slightly greasy luster and conchoidal or brittle fracture. Inclusions are usually whitish, resembling spikes or balls or snowflakes. Pollucite is transparent and colorless and is remarkable as one of the few colorless gemstones with a single refractive index (1.52) between 1.50 and 1.70. Pollucite is a keenly collected gemstone species despite its unassuming appearance.


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Total Items: 7items
Total Weight: CTS 36.42
Cheapest: USD 68.40
Most Expensive: USD 342.65
Largest: CTS 6.84
Smallest: CTS 2.85
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