Bixbite is a type of garnet, a red mixed-mineral aggregate with brownish or yellowish tinges. This mineral is used for jewelry and ornamental decoration.
Bixbite comes in many colors and has an ideal hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. It also has very good luster and is found in small to large quantities in the US, Afghanistan, Canada, Norway, India, and Madagascar.
The name Bixbite was originally given to the gemstone by the Swedish mineralogist René Just Haüy in 1801. The name Bixbite comes from the Swedish words “bäxa” and “gröna,” which means “a green variety of beryl.” This can be confusing when translating as beryl is usually blue.
Bixbite has several different colors. Some are more common than others. The most common colors are Garnet (red & brown), Moseleyite Demantoid, “Moseley” (a mixture of red, yellow, and brown garnets), Demantoid scepter fluorite, “Demantoid Scepter” (a pinkish green to yellowish-green) Fluorite (white or colorless) Pyrope, “Pyrope” (a mixture of red and black garnets) Pyrophyllite (pink & white. Bixbite is also found in combination with white Spessartine garnet.
Bixbite can be found in the United States (Texas), Canada, Afghanistan, Norway, India, and Madagascar. However, it is less common in the Canadian province of Alberta.
Bixbite has been mined in the Ural Mountains of Russia for centuries and has been found at many famous locations, including Saratovskiy Mine near Saratov. Bixbite is also used to make decorative jewelry and beads. Bixbite is mainly mined from deposits located in the Urals of Russia, considered one of the top seven gemstone-producing areas in the world. Bixbite also comes from Afghanistan and Madagascar. However, it is not a common or widely known gem to people who do not work in the gemstone business.
Bixbite is found in crystalline hydrothermal veins found in quartz veins and related igneous rocks. The source of the Bixbite is most likely a hydrothermal reaction. It is also found in pegmatites and granites.
Bixbite consists of the following chemical formula: (Na,Ca)(Al,Fe)3Al6(BO3)3X9H2O
Bixbite is found in many different shapes, but the most common ones are octahedral or trapezohedron.
Benefits of Bixbite
The mineral was discovered in the early days of mining and is today considered a precious stone. Its strong red color is due to iron oxide and nickel oxide. In addition, a small amount of silica is present in Bixbite.
Bixbite is an important gemstone used by ancient people who made it into jewelry, carved it into statues and stones, and even used it as money. It’s also thought to be a cure for cancer. In the past, many people used the stone in jewelry and believed it could provide healing power. To this day, the stone is used to create distinctive jewelry. It’s considered a rare gemstone, and it’s often very expensive.
Bixbite is a beautiful addition to any jewelry collection. It’s also used in carvings and paintings and can be found in sculptures around the world. Bixbite is known for its bright red color and its hardness. It’s also used in other industries, such as space technology, because it’s space-friendly.
In the stone-selling industry, Bixbite is considered the rarest gemstone variety. The mineral can be found in various places around the world, and it’s believed that there are only 2,017 pieces of Bixbite remaining on Earth. The mineral is mainly found in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Montana.
What makes Bixbite special
Bixbite is a rare and highly-valued type of red garnet. It’s a variety of Spessartite Garnet and a variety of Pyrope Gemstones. Bixbite stones have the same chemical composition as Pyrope Stones but can show differences in appearance due to their higher iron content. The name “Bixbite” comes from the location where these stones are mined in Baja California – “Bixby” being an abbreviation for “Baja.”
Bixbite’s color can range from dark raspberry red to bright cherry red. It has a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, which means that it is suitable for any jewelry and will not be damaged by everyday wear.
Bixbite is an uncommon stone, and most of the world’s supply comes from the gemstone mines in Baja, California, in Mexico. However, stones have been found worldwide in Australia, Tanzania, India, and Sri Lanka.