Tugtupite - raw, fluorescence under UV
Weight: 47 g
Dimensions: 4 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
Country of origin: Greenland
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Tugtupit is a very rare mineral, hardness 4 Tugtupit-Na8 (Cl2) (BeAlSi4O12) 2. They form massive aggregates. Luminescence under UV light pink. Tugtupit is used as an expensive stone. Only two locales are known - Greenland-Tugtup and Russia-Kola, where tugtupit occurs in unsightly form with imperfect color. Minerals named after the Tugtup site in Greenland.
When exposed to sunlight or warmth by human hands, it changes color from light red to dark red.
The Eskimo legend says that lovers can love to cause the stone to glow red as fire, and the power of its glow will be the same as the power of their love.