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Growth Features on Titanite

Dramatic growth features are found on the surface of a titanite specimen from Russia.
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Micro-world

Synthetic Quartz: Designer Inclusions

A collectable inclusion specimen is created by introducing garnets to synthetic quartz during the growth process.
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Micro-world

Apatite Cluster in Orthoclase Feldspar

An apatite crystal cluster, notable for its morphology and size, is found in a feldspar specimen.
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Trapiche-Type Sapphire from Tasmania

A rare Tasmanian trapiche-type sapphire, found during a field expedition, is examined.
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Book Review

Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide

A review of Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide.
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