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Various colors of nephrite
Characterization of Mg and Fe Contents in Nephrite Using Raman Spectroscopy

Evaluates the usefulness of Raman spectroscopy in distinguishing the color varieties of nephrite based on the relative ratio of Mg to Fe concentration.

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Particolor tourmaline crystal from Luc Yen, Vietnam
An Update on Tourmaline from Luc Yen, Vietnam

Reviews the characteristics of tourmaline from pegmatites in the Luc Yen district of northern Vietnam.

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Sapphire Chart Article: Suggested Reading on Sapphires and Their Inclusions

Suggested Reading on Sapphires and their Inclusions

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Pyrope Garnet and Montana Sapphires Highlight Winter 2015 G&G

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Winter 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Non-nacreous Pen Pearls
Observations on Pearls Reportedly from the Pinnidae Family (Pen Pearls)

Examines the internal structure, chemical composition, and spectroscopic features of 22 pen pearls.

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Samples of by-product synthetic zincite
Characteristics of Gem-Quality By-Product Synthetic Zincite

Investigates the properties of synthetic zincite produced by industrial kilns in Poland.

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Jadeite boulder from Itoigawa, Japan
Japanese Jadeite Tables

Examines the sources, color, texture, and chemical composition of jadeite from Japanese deposits.

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Six cuprian liddicoatite tourmalines
Cuprian Liddicoatite Tourmaline

Identifies 13 copper-bearing tourmalines, which have traditionally been assumed to be elbaite species, as liddicoatite.

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Jadeite boulder from Itoigawa, Japan
Japanese Jadeite: History, Characteristics, and Comparison with Other Sources

Examines the sources, color, texture, and chemical composition of jadeite from Japanese deposits.

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Copper-Bearing (Paraíba-Type) Tourmaline from Mozambique

Copper-bearing tourmaline from Mozambique was first recovered in 2001, but its Cu content was not recognized until 2003.

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