Gaspeite Jewelry
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Gaspeite Jewelry

Gaspeite is a relatively rare mineral, found only in a few locations. It is a nickel magnesium iron carbonate with a hardness of about 3. Its name is derived from the location where it ease first discovered-the Gaspe peninsula of Quebec, Canada. It’s color range is pale green to apple green, some varies are almost a neon green and it often contains brownish inclusions which give it a distinctive character. Gaspeite is found as a secondary mineral around nickel sulfide deposits. In addition to Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula, good Gaspiete specimens have been found in the Kambalda and Widge Mooltha areas, North of Perth, Australia. As a fairly new discovery in 1966, this mineral has no known folklore although it is mentioned the Aborigine’s used gaspeite to bring about good fortune.