|Name ||RHODIZITE |
|Variety ||RHODIZITE |
|Origin ||Antsombomgato (Manapa) Madagascar |
|Hardness ||8 |
|Composition ||(K,Cs,Rb)2O:2Al2O3:3Be2O3 |
|Crystaline sys. ||CUBIC
|Size ||4x3x3 cm |
|Weight ||50 gr |
Discovered in 1834 in the Ural Mountains, Rhodizite is a very rare of beryllium with cesium mineral included in the borate group. There are only two sources known of Rhodizite; the Ural Mountains, and Madagascar.
For his hardness and adamantine bright can be used of a gemstone.