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Rough CLIPPIR diamonds
The Very Deep Origin of the World’s Biggest Diamonds

Explores an exceptional family of diamonds, referred to as “CLIPPIR” (Cullinan-like, Large, Inclusion-Poor, Pure, Irregular, and Resorbed), that formed in a superdeep environment.

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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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Diamond octahedron, diamond bort, and carbonado
Carbonado Diamond: A Review of Properties and Origin

Presents a detailed examination of about 800 samples of carbonado diamond from Brazil and the Central African Republic, including possible models for its genesis.

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Color zoning in amethyst from Boudi, Morocco
Amethyst from Boudi, Morocco

An introduction to Moroccan amethyst, which features distinctive color zoning and inclusions.

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Brazilian Diamonds: A Historical and Recent Perspective

Recounts the history, geology, and notable localities of diamond mining in Brazil, and outlines plans for future diamond production.

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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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A 0.11 ct faceted grandidierite from Madagascar
A New Deposit of Gem-Quality Grandidierite in Madagascar

Reviews the properties of exceptionally pure grandidierite from a new source.

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Vietnamese peridot nodules, rough stones, and faceted samples
Peridot from the Central Highlands of Vietnam: Properties, Origin, and Formation

Analyzes the gemological and geochemical characteristics of peridot from the Gia Lai province alongside specimens from other localities to gain insight into its formation.

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Sapphire fragments from the Sutara placer, Russia
Sapphires from the Sutara Placer in the Russian Far East

Studies the formation and chemical composition of the largely unexamined alluvial sapphires from Russia’s Jewish Autonomous District.

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Peridot from Sardinia, Italy
Characterization of Peridot from Sardinia, Italy

Gem-quality peridot is occasionally found as mantle xenoliths within basalts near Pozzomaggiore.

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