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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:36 am 
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A friend gave me a handful of "Helenite" marbles. While hardly gemstones, I decided to cut one for him. Here's an iPhone pic...

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Here's a piece of quartz that was full of rutile, again with cell phone...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:41 pm 
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A friend gave me a handful of "Helenite" marbles. While hardly gemstones, I decided to cut one for him. Here's an iPhone pic...

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Here's a piece of quartz that was full of rutile, again with cell phone...

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The first pic has three type IDs embedded in the pic???? But you stated it is a marble???
Are you not sure and believe it is just glass of some type?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 am 
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The first pic has three type IDs embedded in the pic???? But you stated it is a marble???
Are you not sure and believe it is just glass of some type?
Greg

I probably should not have left that info on the pic, as I just keep those types of photos for my logbook. I used the RI and CA info to set the angles for the round.

Here's a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helenite

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I think it's probably the case that no particular piece of colorful glass is any more or less 'helenite' than any other, since there's nothing to suggest that any helenite actually incorporates any st helens ash, much less contains any as a major component. That's kind of a longstanding issue, though it's been an effective marketing ploy. It does cut up beautiful stones and you did a wonderful job on that one. I'm sure your friend was very happy with it!

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Another quick moon cut from that grey moonstone I picked up, better orientation this time, but I still need to work on it to get the adularescence in the crescent faceup instead of just the side.
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The platelets seem to be reflecting light from the blue adularescence rather than directly, if I cover up one of the sides they immediately blink off... this stuff seems to have some serious potential.


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