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Sugilite
Potassium Sodium Lithium (Iron, Manganese, Aluminium) Silicate

Sugilite is found only in South Africa and is a byproduct of mining for manganese ore. It is only found in very deep shafts about 2 miles deep. It appears as a medium to dark violet, opaque to translucent. It ranges from 4.5 - 6.5 on the Mohs' scale of hardness. The very best quality comes as a translucent material. It has the value about the same as turquoise or good lapis.