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 Post subject: Re: freaky super-yellow stone
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:27 pm 
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Stephen Challener wrote:
I don't have a good setup to measure SG, and I don't really have the time to set one up and test it to make sure it's giving good results.

Since Gem ID is the first step, it is my belief that if an individual cannot accurately measure SG, one can hardly claim to be a gemologist. Perhaps, such individuals should simply buy a Raman with a readout and admit basic GEM ID is a waste of time and money, since all they want is that Name. :)

If you would care to give me your mailing address, I will send you (free) a simple setup to solve your problem.


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 Post subject: Re: freaky super-yellow stone
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:12 pm 
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Well, I've certainly never claimed to be a gemologist. I'm a geologist who just likes gems a lot. ID is usually not a big problem for me. But I'd never say no to free stuff, especially such cool free stuff. I'll send you my address in a PM, with my thanks!


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Both Steve and I have some rough (mine should be on the way soon). I think Steve might have sent his out for cutting already, but we might be able to get more. Send him a PM or FB message?


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We just got our first few stones back from the cutter--it is every bit as uncanny as one would hope for. You can see in the first picture it actually casts an anti-shadow thanks to its fluorescence.
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 Post subject: Re: freaky super-yellow stone
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Very interesting stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: freaky super-yellow stone
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it would be worth checking if any lab is growing it by flux or hydrothermal method...just imagine a crystal druse of such color...


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cascaillou wrote:
it would be worth checking if any lab is growing it by flux or hydrothermal method...just imagine a crystal druse of such color...

Hydrothermal and flux grown garners have been described in the literature but are usually prohibitively expensive. Morion Co. had a sale of a cheeky limited number of smaller exotic flux grown garners (like SGG and EGG), but I haven't seen any since. I've only ever seen three hydrothermal garnets, not in person.


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 Post subject: Re: freaky super-yellow stone
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:27 pm 
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Incredible material.

Anybody willing to share the source, price???


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Source is on page one in one of Barbras posts.
Pricing is listed on one source address.
Problem for me is, that no one is answering emails from these two links ;)
Tried it a few times, but no anser until now... we will see.
If someone gets in contact, i am also interested, so please let me know...
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Icehut wrote:
Incredible material.

Anybody willing to share the source, price???

Huh, I thought I responded to this. Dr. Sasha Bulatov makes a lot of this stuff, and RusGems still makes a lot as well. Both should be very easy to get ahold of.


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thx Arya, contacted Rusgems. Will see if they answer.

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