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 Post subject: Gem phlogopite..gem mica..what???
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Gem mica..what an odd thing..just wanted to show some examples of gem quality mica from pakistan
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That's truly amazing. I pity the fool who tries to facet it though. :D

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I don't know... I'll bet some of Brad's faceting connections might be able to do it. They facet some VERY oddball stuff. ;)


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gem-n00b wrote:
I don't know... I'll bet some of Brad's faceting connections might be able to do it. They facet some VERY oddball stuff. ;)


:lol: i agree, n00b, lol, mr. brad probably has some on his website or e-bay site-faceted. or will have some in next months inventory.

nice material. at least i can pronounce "mica." one of the mineral websites has audio provided, kinda like how dr. smigel has with her class material, of pronunciations of different materials. would be a great idea for the gemology project. (hint, hint??!!)


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nice phlogopite
it´s realy waste facet that,didn´t saw any faceted by the way.


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Here are some pics of a crystal i have had sitting on my desk for a few months now

You can see the layering common with mica
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You can see the gemminess
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I don't know about cutting it..LOL..as the great Mr. T once said .."I pity the fool who try and facet phlogopite" :lol:

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amethystguy wrote:
..as the great Mr. T once said ..
"I pity the fool who try and facet phlogopite" :lol:


:smt046 the last picture is really nice!! very nice the way the light shines through the material. are those needle-like inclusions in the mica? what are they? i've seen pics of the "layers" in mica which will peel. ? is this the same material as muscgovite? am i lost again? :oops:


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It's fun to peel...and if you're the first and favorite young granddaughter, you don't even get in trouble when you reduce your grandmother's beautiful huge door-stop specimen to a sparkly pile.

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It's fun to peel...and if you're the first and favorite young granddaughter, you don't even get in trouble when you reduce your grandmother's beautiful huge door-stop specimen to a sparkly pile.


LOL! That's cute.

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:lol: :lol: oh my, squeaky, that was hilarious!! a big sparkly pile, lol!! lucky grandbabe!! :lol:

seriously though, is it muscrovite? :?


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Cab it!!!

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is phlogopite.
why cab a specimen of phlogopite can sell arround colectors for 75-100 dolars ,you will sell the cab for less. and hugly perhaps.and it´s nice in specimen :)


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I actually saw a faceted gem of this material about 5 years ago at the Spruce Pine, NC show. It was cut by a local faceter and I was quite impressed. I sent some to one of my cutters and he wouldn't touch it even though he faceted some halite for me.


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Jason B, the answer is NO. And none of your Kunzite either.


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