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Feldspar Bibliography



Feldspar, from moonstone to sunstone to andesine, mineralogy and gemmology articles.

Labradorite from Madagascar

Abduriyim, Ahmadjan (2009) Characteristics of red andesine from the Himalaya Highland, Tibet. Journal of Gemmology, v. 31, n. 5-8, pp. 283-298.

Abduriyim, Ahmadjan; McClure, Shane F.; Rossman, George R.; Leelawatanasuk, Thanong; Hughes, Richard W.; Laurs, Brendan M.; Isatelle, Flavie; Scarratt, Kenneth; Dubinsky, Emily V.; Douthit, Troy R.; Emmett, John L. (2011) Research on gem feldspar from the Shigatse region of Tibet. Gems & Gemology, v. 47, n. 2, pp. 167-180.

Abduriyim, Ahmadjan (2009) Mine trip to Tibet and Inner Mongolia: Gemological study of andesine feldspar. GIA Website

Abduriyim, Ahmadjan (2009) Natural color andesine-labradorite from Tibet and Inner Mongolia. InColor, pp. 32-36.

Arem, Joel E. (2009) Meet the feldspars: The gem kingdom's next rock star dynasty. Colored Stone, v. 22, n. 6, pp. 14-23.

Barth, Thomas Frederik Welby (1969) Feldspars. Wiley-Interscience, New York.

Brace-Thompson, J. (2012) Special effects: Aventurescence. Rock & Gem, Vol. 42, No. 8, p. 39.

Bracewell, Hylda (2009) Rare Australian gemstones: Moonstone. Gemmology Queensland, v. 10, n. 6, pp. 21-29.

Cao, Y. (2006) Study on the feldspar from Guyang County, Intermogolia [sic] and their color enhancement.

Chadwick, Karen M.; Breeding, Christopher M.; Simmons, William B. Skip; Falster, Alexander U.; Laurs, Brendan M. (2008) Gem news international: Green sodic plagioclase from East Africa. Gems & Gemology, v. 44, n. 1, pp. 83-85.

Choudhary, Gagan (2009) Aventurine K-Feldspar. Midland Focus, n. 14, pp. 13-17.

Clark, Gail O. (2003) Labradorite or spectrolite? Rock & Gem, v. 33, n. 8, pp. 64-67.

Emmett, John L.; Douthit, Troy R. (2009) Copper diffusion in plagioclase. GIA Website

Federman, David (2009) Feldspar's flying colors. Colored Stone, v. 22, n. 6, pp. 30-33.

Federman, David (2006) Gem profile: Andesine. Modern Jeweler, v. 105, n. 3, pp. 45-46.

Federman, David (2008) Gem profile: Oregon sunstone. Modern Jeweler, v. 107, n. 6, pp. 57-58.

Federman, David (2009) Northern lights. Colored Stone, v. 22, n. 5, pp. 7-8.

Federman, David (2002) Tanzanian sunstone. Modern Jeweler, v. 101, n. 11, pp. 25-26.

Feldspar mineralogy (1983) Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, D.C.

Feldspaths: Histoire, cristallochimie, minéralogie, macles et épitaxies, gisements, production et utilisations (2007) éditions CEDIM, Revigny.

Freeman, John J.; Wang, Alian; Kuebler, Karla E.; Jolliff, Bradley L.; Haskin, Larry A. (2008) Characterization of natural feldspars by Raman spectroscopy for future planetary exploration. Canadian Mineralogist, v. 46, pp. 1477-1500.

Fritsch, Emmanuel; Rondeau, Benjamin; Mocquet, Blanca; Lulzac, Yves (2008) Gem news international: 'Red andesine' from China: Possibly indication of diffusion treatment. Gems & Gemology, v. 44, n. 2, pp. 166-167.

Fritz, Eric A.; Laurs, Brendan M. (2007) Gem news international: Cat's-eye K-feldspar and other chatoyant gems from Tanzania. Gems & Gemology, v. 43, n. 2, pp. 170-171.

Gübelin, Eduard J. and John I. Koivula (2004) Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Volume 1. 4th ed., Opinio Publishers, Basel.

Gübelin, Eduard J. and John I. Koivula (2005) Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Volume 2. Opinio Publishers, Basel. 

Hänni, Henry A. (2008) Feldspar family. Jewellery News Asia, n. 292, pp. 77-78.

Hänni, Henry A. (2009) Moonstones & Co.: A brief review of the feldspar group. Midlands Focus, n. 15, pp. 3-4, 8.

Henn, Ulrich (2004) Aventurescent plagioclase feldspar from Oregon, USA. Journal of Gemmology, v. 29, n. 2, pp. 72-74.

Henn, Ulrich (2006) "Rainbow-moonstone" from India. Gemmologie: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft, v. 55, n. 3/4, pp. 133-136.

Henn, Ulrich (2005) Red transparent andesine from Congo. Gemmologie: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft, v. 54, n. 1, pp. 53-55.

Henn, Ulrich; Milisenda, Claudio C.; Hager, Tobias (2005) Chatoyancy and asterism in feldspars from Tanzania. Gemmologie: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft, v. 54, n. 1, pp. 43-46.

How simple feldspar becomes a precious stone (2000) Bangkok Gems & Jewellery, v. 14, n. 1, pp. 69-72.

Inns, Alethea; Breeding, Christopher M. (2008) Lab notes: Blue-green plagioclase feldspar, possibly colored by copper. Gems & Gemology, v. 44, n. 2, pp. 160-161.

James, Robert (2008) Grande truffa dell'andesina rossa. Rivista Gemmologica Italiana, v. 3, no. 3, pp. 215-223.

Jang-Green, HyeJin (2009) Gem news international: Transparent labradorite from Ketchikan, Alaska. Gems & Gemology, v. 45, n. 1, p. 67.

Johnston, Christopher L.; Gunter, Mickey E.; Knowles, Charles R. (1991) Sunstone labradorite from the Ponderosa Mine, Oregon. Gems & Gemology, v. 27, n. 4, pp. 220-233.

Jones, Bob (2001) Many varieties of feldspar. Rock & Gem, v. 31, n. 11, pp. 64-66, 68.

Kitawaki, Hiroshi (2003) Natural andesine. Gemmology, Japan, v. 34, n. 401, p. 7.

Koivula, John I. (1987) Gem news: "Rainbow moonstones" are labradorite. Gems & Gemology, v. 23, n. 3, p. 174.

Koivula, John I.; Kammerling, Robert C. (1989) Gem news: A beautiful new form of orthoclase. Gems & Gemology, v. 25, n. 1, p. 47.

Koivula, John I.; Kammerling, Robert C. (1991) Gem news: Sunstone/iolite mixture. Gems & Gemology, v. 27, n. 4, pp. 261-262.

Koivula, John I.; Kammerling, Robert C.; Fritsch, Emmanuel (1992) Gem news: Feldspar-and-amphibole gem from Egypt. Gems & Gemology, v. 28, n. 4, pp. 271-272.

Krzemnicki, Michael S. (2004) Red and green labradorite feldspar from Congo. Journal of Gemmology, v. 29, n. 1, pp. 15-23.

Kyi, U Hla; Thu, U. Kyaw (2004) Pink gem quality orthoclase from the Mogok stone tract, Myanmar. Australian Gemmologist, v. 22, n. 1, pp. 32-34.

Laurs, Brendan M. (2005) Gem news international: Gem plagioclase reportedly from Tibet. Gems & Gemology, v. 41, n. 4, pp. 356-357.

Laurs, Brendan M.; Rossman, George R.; Shigley, James E. (2005) Gem news international: Green orthoclase feldspar from Vietnam. Gems & Gemology, v. 41, n. 4, pp. 354-355.

McClure, Shane F. (2009) Observations on identification of treated feldspar. GIA Website

Milisenda, Claudio C.; Wehr, K. (2009) Green oligoclase from Tanzania. Gemmologie: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft, v. 52, n. 3/4, p. 78.

Moine, Chantal (1995) Les feldspaths gemmes: Approche.

Moore, A. (2011) Dust Devil mine: Dig your own Oregon sunstones. Rock & Gem, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 20-24.

Mystery of moonstones (2004) Idex Magazine, v. 19, n. 176, pp. 73-74.

Pearson, Grant (2008) Photoessay on Tanzanian star sunstone. Australian Gemmologist, v. 23, n. 7, pp. 311-313.

Quinn, Elizabeth P.; Muhlmeister, Sam M.; Laurs, Brendan M. (2005) Gem news international: Albitic "moonstone" from the Morogoro region, Tanzania. Gems & Gemology, v. 41, n. 1, pp. 60-61.

Robertson, Stuart M. (2007) Andesine feldspar. The Guide; Gem Market News, v. 26, n. 1, p. 10.

Rose, Christopher H. (2004) Rising sunstone. Lapidary Journal, v. 58, n. 3, pp. 28-31.

Roskin, Gary (2003) Jewel of the month: Moonstone (orthoclase feldspar). Jewelers' Circular-Keystone, v. 174, n. 11, pp. 66-68.

Roskin, Gary (2001) Jewel of the month: Sunstone. Jewelers' Circular-Keystone, v. 172, n. 8, pp. 65-66.

Rossman, George R. (2009) Red feldspar project - interim report. GIA Website

Rossman, George R. (2011) Chinese red feldspar controversy: Chronology of research through July 2009. Gems & Gemology, v. 47, n. 1, pp. 16-30.

Rossman, George R. (2010) Pierre de soleil de l'Oregon et feldspath rough de Chine, la controverse. Revue de Gemmologie a.f.g., n. 172, pp. 5-10

Schmetzer, Karl; Bernhardt, Heinz-Jürgen; Gübelin, Edward J. (2003) Rubin und pargasit als einschlüsse in plagioklas. Lapis, n. 6, pp. 44-46.

Skuratowicz, Arthur; Nash, Julie (2005) Feldspar. American Jewelry Manufacturer (AJM), v. 50, n. 3, pp. 65-66.

Smith, Joseph V.; Brown, Wiliam L. (1988) Feldspar minerals: Crystal structures, physical, chemical and microtextural properties. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Sokolov, Maria (2007) Characterization of Pb and selected trace elements in amazonitic K-feldspar.

Thirangoon, Kamolwan (2009) Observation of effects of heating and copper diffusion in feldspar (an on-going research). GIA Website

Thompson, Sharon Elaine (2007) Oregon sunstone. Jewelry Artist, v. 61, n. 6, p. 22.

Webster, Robert (1949) Aventurine: Glass, feldspar, quartz.Gems & Gemology, v. 6, no. 7, pp. 207-211.

Weldon, Robert (2001) Mystery glitter: An example where the inclusion makes the gem. Professional Jeweler, v. 4, n. 5, p. 50.

White, John S. (2006) The plagioclase feldspars. Rocks & Minerals, v. 81, n. 4, pp. 315-316.

Working with sunstone (2003) American Jewelry Manufacturer (AJM), v. 48, n. 8, p. 18.

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