Sigh, yes, fake ajoite… again.
Let’s get pronunciation out of the way first, for the love of all things cannoli…
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You can also listen here to see how it’s properly pronounced. 🙂
The Crux of the Matter
So what we seem to have happened here is that since true-blue Ajoite is soooooo rare and expensive now, we have sellers now calling milky quartz cast-offs with any sort of blue or green mineral in them and calling them “AJOITE”.
(I know I’m going to receive a lot of shit for this but…)
No, sorry. It’s not.
THIS is not ajoite!
And it’s not “Raw Ajoite”… no such thing!
And you know what?
I’m not sorry.
You try to sell that low-grade quartz mass off as “ajoite” amongst the educated rock hounds and mineral collectors at any Gem Show worth it’s salt —
and you’ll get your ass handed to you.