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LAB NOTES

CVD Synthetic Diamond Mimicking Natural Stone

A round brilliant specimen, submitted for update service, is found to be a CVD synthetic diamond with post-growth annealing.
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MICRO-WORLD

Quarterly Crystal: Molybdenite Phantoms in Quartz

Raman analysis identifies unusual inclusions in quartz.
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LAB NOTES

Diamond with Unusual Fluorescence Distribution

A submission to the New York lab yields an unexpected reaction to long-wave UV radiation.
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VIDEO

The Unexpected Origins of Big Diamonds

Dr. Evan Smith, shares his findings on the unexpected orgins of big diamonds and what their characteristics tell us about the earth.
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MICRO-WORLD

Chlorapatite in Quartz

A dichroic inclusion within a quartz crystal is found to be chlorapatite.
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