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Fuchsite is not commonly utilized for commercial applications, but due to its beautiful coloring and glassy luster, the mineral is a component in several rocks that are polished and sold as gemstones. Greenlandite, for instance, is the nongeologic name of a green to bluish-green quartzite from Greenland that depends upon fuchsite for its color. Similarly, the substance marketed as Indian jade is often quartzite interspersed with green fuchsite flakes. The mineral fuchsite is sometimes alternatively sold as a healing crystal and ascribed with various mystical powers.

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