Unakite is a granite composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote, and quartz. It exists in various shades of green and pink and is usually mottled in appearance. Unakite is also referred to as epidotized granite.
Unakite was first discovered in America in 1874, in the Unaka range of the Great Smoky region in the Blue Ridge province of western North Carolina, near the border of Tennessee. It was named after the Unaka Mountains, which where named after the Unaka Indians. It has also been found near Lake Superior and in the state of Virginia, as well as outside of the U.S.
Unakite ranges in hardness from 6 to 7.
Metaphysical Properties: Unakite is said to help eliminate bad habits, especially those of overeating and over consumption of alcohol.
OakRocks has been in the rock and mineral business for 30 years. We are a great source for Unakite and carry a selection of Unakite eggs, spheres, and lovely Unakite carved animals.