New Mineral Named After GIA’s John Koivula
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 Post subject: Basic question on ruby inclusions
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:35 pm 
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My sons got me a gem microscope and I finally have it rigged to my computer so I can post some things and hopefully start learning about inclusions.
This inclusion is found in a ruby ring (10k). It isn't much of a stone, small and not particularly nice, but it does allow me to start photographing inclusions. I think this is a very typical thing to see in a ruby, but I don't recall what it is. Anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: Basic question on ruby inclusions
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:08 pm 
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So I look at pictures of flux filled and glass filled, and they look basically the same to me. I am guessing on lead glass filled ? anyone else have a guess?


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 Post subject: Re: Basic question on ruby inclusions
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:10 am 
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Should see a blue flash with glass filling.
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 Post subject: Re: Basic question on ruby inclusions
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:10 pm 
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I did not see a blue flash at all, so perhaps not glass filled? How about flux?


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