Variscite is a green phosphate mineral, most often found in Utah, that is sometimes confused with Turquoise due to its appearance. It is named after Variscia, now known as Vogtland, in Germany, where it was first discovered. Variscite is porous, which means that it will absorb moisture, sweat, skin lotions, perfumes and other things, so care should be taken with Variscite in jewellery to avoid staining or discolouration.

Alternative Names None
Colour Green, Yellow
Hardness 3.5 - 4.5
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous, Waxy
Main Locations USA, France, Germany, Australia
Chakra Heart
Zodiac Scorpio, Taurus, Gemini
Numerology 7
Planetary Venus
Element Water