Zoisite is a member of the epidote group better known for its gemstone varieties tanzanite, anyolite (ruby in zoisite), saussurite and thulite. It was discovered in 1805 and named after Baron von Zois, an Austrian chemist and mineral collector. Crystals are usually prismatic and elongated in habit and heavily striated.
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- Chemistry & Crystallography
Countries of Origin
Tanzania, United Republic Of; Pakistan; Unknown; French Polynesia
Normal, gentle handling, avoid high heat and acids.