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 Post subject: G&G Micro-world article
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:04 pm 
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There is a small micro-world article on one of my personal stones that I found interesting. Being my first item published in G&G, I am more excited than is really warranted :lol:

https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/fall- ... ntergrowth

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 Post subject: Re: G&G Micro-world article
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:42 pm 
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I would have guessed the inclusions in the sunstone were likewise hematite.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:33 pm 
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dchallener wrote:
I would have guessed the inclusions in the sunstone were likewise hematite.


They were for the most part. Typical copper-colored disc-like platelets of Hematite.

"This “double” gem specimen displays a mixture of an attractive bluish violet dichroic color with red hematite platelet inclusions in the iolite half, combined with an orange aventurescence effect from numerous tiny copper-colored hematite platelets in the sunstone half."

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Congratulations, and what a cool stone to have as your first GnG credit!

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 Post subject: Re: G&G Micro-world article
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Yes, a very nice article - and a nice stone! I mis-read copper colored as colored by copper. I need to read more closely.


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