Collection: Fuchsite

Fuchsite, also known as chrome mica, is a chromium (Cr) rich variety of the mineral muscovite, belonging to the mica group of phyllosilicate minerals, with the following formula: K(Al,Cr)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2.

Trivalent chromium replaces one of the aluminium (Al) atoms in the general muscovite formula producing the apple green hue distinctive of fuchsite. It is often found in minute micaceous aggregates (with individual plates barely visible), as a major component of chromium rich phyllitic or schistose metamorphic rocks of the greenschist facies.

Fuchsite crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system. Common color of the mineral is pale green to emerald green depending on the amount of Cr substitution. The micaceous crystals are flexible and slightly sectile with a hardness of 2-2.5 on the Mohs scale. Fuchsite fluoresces lime green under long wave UV light. Fuchsite's radioactivity due to its potassium (K) content is barely detectable.

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  • Fuchsite Stone Turtle Pendant with Necklace
    Fuchsite Stone Turtle Pendant with Necklace - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Kentucky-Shaped Fuchsite Pendant Necklace
    Kentucky-Shaped Fuchsite Pendant Necklace - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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  • Ruby in Fuchsite Pendant Necklace
    Ruby in Fuchsite Pendant Necklace Front View - Stone Treasures by the Lake
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