Unakite was first discovered in the Unakas Mountains of North Carolina. It is found in Lake Superior as pebbles from glacial drift. It can also be found in Virginia river valleys after having been washed down from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unakite has also been found in South Africa, Sierra Leone, Brazil and China. It is altered granite composed of orthoclase feldspar and epidote. Unakite is said to lift your spirits and help you see beauty in life. It is also used to uncover deception.