|Sodalite Rough - $12.00/pound
Sodalite is often used as a substitute for lapis lazuli, but it is a beautiful stone in its own right. Unlike some sodalite, our material is well silicified
and doesn't have the cleavage fracturing present common in Brazilian Sodalite.
The Moh's hardness is 5-1/2 to 6 and it cuts easily.
Polishes with cerium, aluminum or tin oxide. Hackmanite (a variety of sodalite) is sometimes present in this material and is a slight pinkish or rosy color.
Example of Sodalite Cabochon.
Note: Not cut from material below.