Spring 2016 - Volume 52, Issue 1
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Svanbergite inclusions in dolomite
Dolomite with Unusual Inclusions

Inclusions in gem-quality dolomite are found to be the rare mineral svanbergite.

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Orange color and aventurescence in scapolite
Iridescent Inclusions in Scapolite

Orange exsolution platelets are the cause of aventurescence in a scapolite.

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Step-cut labradorite with olivine inclusion
Olivine in Oregon Labradorite

A rare olivine inclusion is found in gem-quality labradorite.

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Quartz crystals with deep blue lazulite
Quarterly Crystal: Quartz and Lazulite

Lazulite crystals grow on and within a quartz specimen from Yukon Territory, Canada.

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Sri Lankan Taaffeite
A Halo in a Sri Lankan Taaffeite

Optical properties in a taaffeeite are explored.

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Footprint-shaped iron hydroxide deposit in quartz
Shrinkage “Footprint” in Rose Quartz

A debris pattern within a rose quartz’s fracture resembles a dinosaur’s footprint.

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Phase changes in sapphire
A Fantastic Display of Phase Changes in a Sapphire’s Fluid Inclusion

Phase changes illustrate the temperature and pressure conditions in the fluid inclusion system of a Sri Lankan sapphire.

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