Eudialite Rough - $65.00/pound
Eudialite (also spelled Eudialyte) is a relatively new lapidary material from Russia. The contrasting raspberry color contrasted agains dark green and white makes for attractive cabochons. Eudialite cuts easily, because the cleavage plane is rarely problematic. Eudialite takes a fine polish with tin oxide or with diamond followed up with green rouge.Approximate Mohs hardness 5 to 5.5.