Fuschite quartzite

Type: Silicate mineral

Category: Metamorphic rock with  Silicate mineral.

Chemical/Scientific/Etc. :Silicate mineral/ Monoclinic  with Crystal system

Description/Characteristics :  

Composed mainly of quartz. Green color comes from the inclusion of fuchsite, (a chromium-rich muscovite). A metamorphic rock with a granoblastic texture
Hardness is a value of seven in Mohs scale.
vitreous to sub-vitreous luster forms through the metamorphism of sandstone or chert.

Place of collections:  Gharigatta Karnataka

Date/Month/year of Collection: 2022

Distribution: Fuchsite quartzites are present world-wide and are particularly frequent in Precambrian and Archaen terrains

Uses if any: It is used for ornamental carvings.

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