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Eilat Stone

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Name:Named for the locality Eilat, Israel
A Mixture Of:Azurite, Chrysocolla, Malachite, Pseudomalachite, Turquoise


Eilat Stone is the name for a green-blue inhomogeneous mixture of several secondary copper minerals including malachite, azurite, turquoise, pseudomalachite, chrysocolla and others. The Eilat stone is the National stone of Israel, and is also known as the King Solomon Stone. (Caveat emptor: The blue and green stones sold in tourist souvenir shops are generally imported from foreign copper mines, and are not really from Israel, which is of little importance to the tourists but has to be considered by serious mineral collectors.)

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Classification of Eilat Stone

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Other Names for Eilat Stone

Synonyms:
King Solomon Stone
Other Languages:
German:Eilatstein

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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  • Localities for Eilat Stone

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    • Southern District (HaDarom District)
      • Eilat
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