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Eilat stone-- What is meant by it ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 11 May '13 01:20 pm
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Eilat stone is only found in King Solomon's copper mines on the Red Sea, near Eilat, Israel. This opaque green mineral is composed of azurite, malachite, turquoise, and chrysocolla. The hardness of this copper-based stone varies. There are many variations on its spelling, including Eliat, Elat, and Ellat.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 11 May '13 01:28 pm

 
  
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From several mines in Israel came a beautiful stone that is similar to turquoise in many ways. It is called Eilat Stone,
Answered by anantharaman, 11 May '13 05:32 pm

 
  
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Eilat Stone derives its name from the city of Eilat where it was once mined, it is a green-blue inhomogeneous mixture of several secondary copper minerals including malachite, azurite, turquoise, pseudomalachite, chrysocolla. The Eilat stone is the National stone of Israel, and is also known as the King Solomon Stone.

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The blue and green stones sold in tourist souvenir shops are generally imported from foreign copper mines, and are not really from Israel.
Answered by Quest, 11 May '13 02:26 pm

 
  
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From several mines in Israel came a beautiful stone that is similar to turquoise in many ways. It is called Eilat Stone, named after the locality in which it is found, and is Israel's national stone. It comes in shades of green and blue. The stones are usually cut as cabochons or tumble polished and incorporated in free form style into jewelry. Freeform shapes are often utilized to create jewelry that is simultaneously elegant and casual
Answered by aflatoon, 11 May '13 01:22 pm

 
  
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