This gemstone is often found when mining for Imperial Jadeite. It was named after the Burmese town with the same name following its discovery by gemmologist Eduard Gubelin in 1963. Prior to this period as it was often found in the same mines as Jade many people mistook Mawsitsit to be Jade.This gemstone has a similar toughness to the Jade it is often found near to, and is usually dark green to black in colour. It has veins that are beautiful Emerald green to intense neon green.
Mawsitsit is often mistaken for Malachite, but unlike Malachite, Mawsitsit does not have colour banding.