Lizardite from South Africa
George R. Rossman
Division of Geological
and Planetary Sciences
California Institute of Technology
Brendan M. Laurs
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain
red-orange colored lizardite was examined and found to contain hematite
as the phase causeing the color. Also, orange-lizardite inclusions were
found in quartz speciments from the Wessels Mine in South Africa.
Optical spectrum of orange lizardite from the Wessels Mine.
A small piece of the orange lizardite
Journal of Gemmology 34, 98-99