Scapolite Gemstones

  • Hardness

    6.0 - 6.5 on the Mohs scale.

  • Occurrence

    Tanzania, Kenya, Burma (Myanmar), Canada, Brazil, Malagasy Republic, Tasmania.

  • Appearance

    Pink, purple, blue, yellow, gray and colorless. Can be easily confused with amethyst, citrine, chrysoberyl and golden beryl. Scapolite is also called wernerite, named after the German geologist A.G. Werner. The name scapolite is derived from the Greek words scapos, which means rod, and lithos, which means stone. The natural crystal often looks stick-like, hence it's name.

  • Enhancements

    Scapolite is not enhanced, however violet scapolite is produced by heat treatment.

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