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I’m A Softy in Hard Beauty’s Clothing

My saturated reds, oranges and yellows are stunning.




I’m A Softy in Hard Beauty’s Clothing

JUMP ON THE northbound Mohs Express, and you’ll find me sharing the platform at Station 3 with calcite and coral. Yes, I’m a softy — a condition that has doomed my aspirations to become a beloved jewelry gem. It’s a tragedy, really, because on just about every other front, I shine. I offer stunning optical properties in a range of superbly saturated reds, oranges and yellows (and more). Yet instead of glistening from the hands and necklaces of the rich and famous, I wallow in rock collectors’ cabinets. I was named in honor of an 18th century mineralogist.

Who am I?

Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.



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