New Mineral Named After GIA’s John Koivula
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:46 pm 
1 BREDBERGITE
2 BOWENITE
3 Iolite
4 Manganvesuvianite
5 Bastnasite
6 Idocrase
7 Leucite
8 Maw-Sit-Sit
9 Realgar


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1 Bixbite
2 ?????
3 Iolite
4 Manganvesuvianite
5 Bastnasite
6 Idocrase
7 Leucite
8 Maw-Sit-Sit
9 Realgar

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Still neither one.

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Hmm ... Okay, one question, GTP Bill: How can #3 be iolite if the clue says B+, but iolite is B-??? Just wondering :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:58 pm 
1 ???
2 Thomsonite
3 Iolite
4 Manganvesuvianite
5 Bastnasite
6 Idocrase
7 Leucite
8 Maw-Sit-Sit
9 Realgar


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Crys, not Thompsonite.

MoDo, Iolite can be either B+ or B-

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Richard Liddicoat should be ashamed of himself for not mentioning that!! :shock:


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MoDo, my source is The Colored Stone Encyclopedia by Dr. Joel Arem. 2nd edition, page 70.

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Oh, it's under Cordeirite (same as Iolite).

Richard Liddicoat didn't have anything to be ashamed of that I know of! :wink:

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How about another clue on 1 and 2, like SG ?

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Who's basement did you dig #1 and #2 up from??? I can't find any info on gemstones with those properties in any of my myriad of books!! :?


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Well Kingfish, that's not a bad idea.

#1) SG 2.80

#2) SG 2.45

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1. Magnesiotaffeite
2. Carletonite
3. Iolite
4. Vesuvianite
5. Bastnasite
6. Idocrase
7. Leucite
8. Maw-sit-sit
9. Realgar

Is that rare enough???

Great quiz!!! This has made smoke come out of my ears! :D


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Late in the night here...
a bit dizzy
but here is me guess:

1 Eudialyte
2 Cancrinite (heehehhe?)
3 Iolite
4 Manganvesuvianite
5 Bastnasite
6 Idocrase
7 Leucite
8 Maw-Sit-Sit
9 Realgar


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:13 pm 
1 amber
2 ???
3 Iolite
4 Manganvesuvianite
5 Bastnasite
6 Idocrase
7 Leucite
8 Maw-Sit-Sit
9 Realgar


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