New Mineral Named After GIA’s John Koivula
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 Post subject: Re: moonstone or labradorite???
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:58 am 
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Yes, I forgot about asterism.

four ray star in yellow orthoclase.
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cat's eye in green orthoclase
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 Post subject: Re: moonstone or labradorite???
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:27 pm 
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I purchased a couple orthoclase/albite star moonstones this year at Tucson.
The color of the stones is interesting...I'd describe it as a foggy day looking out over San Francisco Bay with the sun slightly peeking through the mist.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:07 pm 
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Gold sheen on a green background. My favorite (of many to be fair).
Not sure why the sheen is gold on these though.

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