Rock Family: Igneous Rock
Major Minerals: Epidote, Pink Feldspar
Minor Minerals: Clear Quartz.

Color: Green and pink
Gravity: 2.58-2.91
Hardness: 6.5-7
Luminescence: Red, weak (short wave)
Texture: Course-grained
Transparency: Opaque

Where does Unakite come from?

The most notable deposits for Unakite are found in the United States (North Carolina, Virginia, and along the shores of Lake Superior). Additional deposits have been found in Brazil, China, Sierra Leone, and South Africa.

What is Unakite?

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Unakite

Unakite is not a mineral, but rather a rock. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Unakite, it is a combination of green Epidote, pink Feldspar, with trace amounts of Clear Quartz.

How is Unakite formed?

Unakite is sometimes called Unakite Jasper, but it is not in fact a true Jasper. Instead it is a blend of igneous and metamorphic rock, or more specifically a type of altered Granite.

How is Unakite mined?

Typically mined at secondary deposits, much of the Unakite currently on the market is pebbles gathered from the shores of Lake Superior. Others are found in river valleys after being washed downstream from their primary deposit in the mountains.

Is Unakite natural?

Unakite is fully natural, enhanced only by cutting and polishing.