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Natural Pargasite

Pargasite is a monoclinic mineral and member of the Amphibole group which includes many related minerals. It is named after the Pargas Valley in Finland where it was originally discovered. Pargasite is transparent to translucent and is most commonly found as lime-green or brown in color. With a hardness of 5-6 to it could theoretically be used as a gemstone but because of its perfect cleavage, it is nearly impossible to facet. A soft and patient touch is required and most cutters would rather not deal with it at all. It is closely related to actinolite and only advanced gemological testing will separate the two.


  • There are 12 Pargasite gemstones available at Multicolour.com
  • Pargasite(s) are organized in the following categories: Single,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Pargasite is USD 886.50 and largest Pargasite weight is CTS 5.81.
  • Our cheapest Pargasite is USD 27.20 and smallest Pargasite weight is CTS 1.36.

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Our Pargasite(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 12 Pargasite(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. Colors grade into each other and you can search for more than one color at once. For a better selection, try selecting two or three colors, -- your first choice plus the two closest colors.

Color range
yellowish orange
yellow
orangy yellow





Pargasite Profile

Color information: greenish yellow, emerald green, greenish blue, brown
Refractive Index: 1.630 - 1.650
Chemical Composition: NaCa2(Mg,Fe++)4Al(Si6Al2)O22(OH)
Hardness: 5 - 6
Density: 3.12
Crystal Group: Monoclinic
Ocurrence: Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Baffin Island, Canada; Burma, Pargas Valley, Finland; Franklin N.J., Vietnam, Pakistan, Canada, and USA.
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
Pargasite Pargasite
Pargasite is considered to be a rare mineral and is found sparingly in deposits occurring in Finland, Vietnam, Pakistan, Burma, USA, Canada, Vietnam, and Tanzania.

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Pargasite Single
Pargasite Single Fancy Slightly included
Size: 13.80 X 10.30 MM
Weight: 5.810 CTS
Shape: Fancy
Clarity: Slightly included
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Pargasite Single
Pargasite Single Octagon Slightly to Moderately included
Size: 6.20 X 5.90 MM
Weight: 1.360 CTS
Shape: Octagon
Clarity: Slightly to Moderately included
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