Gaspeite

Opal, Diamond, Sulfur

Gaspeite

The color of gaspeite could range from pale green to apple green. The luster is vitreous or dull. The crystals are translucent but in massive amounts it is completely opaque. Gaspeite can only be found in two locations in the world. Because of that, it is considered a rare mineral, although it is very popular in jewelry.
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Opal

I'm Darden. My birthstone is opal because I was born in October. The color of opal could be white or black with parts of yellow, orange, red, green, and blue.

Different forms of gaspeite

Physical Characteristics

  • Cleavage is perfect in 3 directions.
  • Fracture is uneven.
  • Hardness is 4.5 - 5.
  • Streak is yellow-green.
  • Crystals are usually translucent but massive material is opaque.