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Eilat Stone

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Named for the locality Eilat, Israel
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

Name in Other Languages:
German:Eilatstein

Other Information

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

Internet Links for Eilat Stone

Localities for Eilat Stone

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(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Israel
 
  • Southern District (HaDarom District)
    • Eilat
http://www.cst.cmich.edu/users/dietr1rv/chrysocolla.htm
Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai (2000) Dictionary of Gems and Gemology. Springer
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