Rainbow Moonstone

Rainbow moonstone is a form of feldspar which is the most common mineral in the continental crust of the Earth.

Rainbow moonstone is in the same family as labradorite (plagioclase) and is known for its colorful flashes which come from the different layers within the stone.

Some people refer to rainbow moonstone as white labradorite although it can form differently. 

Rainbow moonstone is a 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and have a distinct crystal cleavage meaning the crystal breaks on an even plane. 

Rainbow moonstone is known as a travelers good luck stone and is the birthstone for June. 

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