Summer 2016 - Volume 52, Issue 2
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Synthetic moissanite imitating synthetic colored diamonds.
Synthetic Moissanite Imitations of Synthetic Colored Diamonds

Three faceted specimens, thought to be synthetic colored diamonds, are identified as synthetic moissanite.

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Pinctada mazatlanica shells.
Spectral Characteristics of Pinctada Mazatlanica and Pinctada Margaritifera Pearl Oyster Species

Examination of shells from on P. mazatlanica proves the similarities between that species and P. margaritifera.

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Map of Russia.
Multiphase Fluid Inclusions in Blue Sapphires from the Ilmen Mountains, Southern Urals

Sapphires from Russia’s Ilmen State Reserve may provide insight into gem corundum from secondary placers.

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Faceted and rough kämmererite from Turkey.
Kämmererite Cabochons from India

Kämmererite from a newly discovered source is examined.

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Ruby cabochon from Prilep, Macedonia.
Macedonian Ruby Specimens

Ruby cabochons from mainland Europe’s only deposit are available on the market.

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Barrel-shaped bead with unusual texture and color.
Tremolite and Diopside Bead with Unusual Texture and Color

An unusual occurrence where diopside is the major mineral in a tremolite and diopside bead.

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Jason Baskin with almandine in graphite schist.
Almandine in Graphite Schist Specimens

Almandine garnet in graphite schist was on display in Tucson.

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Honduran and Turkish opal.
Honduran and Turkish Opal

Unusual types of opal are seen at the Pueblo Show in Tucson.

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Opal beads with blue play-of-color.
Australian Opal Beads with Blue Play-of-Color

Boulder opal in sandstone matrix is seen as beads in Tucson.

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Pin/pendant with sunstone, pearl, diamond, chalcedony, and zircon.
The Fluid Art of Angela Conty

Angela Conty exhibits and discusses her work at the 2016 Tucson gem shows.

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