What is Eudialyte?
Eudialyte is a rare cyclosilicate mineral that is often found in Russia, Canada, and Madagascar. It’s primarily used as a gemstone and is popular for its deep red to pinkish-red color.
Eudialyte is a captivating gemstone that comes in shades of deep red to pinkish-red. Its unique appearance and color make it a popular choice for jewelry and decorative items, especially beads and pendants.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Cyclosilicate)|
|Color||Eudialyte is typically deep red to pinkish, often contrasted with black, brown, or yellowish inclusions.|
|Luster||Vitreous to greasy.|
|Transparency||Transparent to translucent.|
|Occurrence||Russia (especially the Kola Peninsula), Canada, and Greenland.|
|Formation||Eudialyte forms in alkaline igneous rocks, especially nepheline syenites.|
|Diaphaneity||Transparent to translucent|
|Mohs Hardness||5 to 5.5.|
|Specific Gravity||2.74 to 3.10.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Reddish-pink with black.|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (-)|
|Refractive Index||1.590 - 1.603|
|2V angle||Measured: 58°|
|Dispersion||Not notably high.|