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Copper fragments in gem silica

Barrett

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I took some photos of some copper fragments in a piece of gem silica I had the other day(Chrysocolla).
Thought they turned out well

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Barrett

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T L

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Is that the same type of inclusion in schiller sunstone, another quartz based gem?
 

Barrett

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I ws actually commenting 2 days ago on how I know nothing about sunstone :nono: ..sorry TL I couldn't comment on that. :oops:
 

JewelFreak

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Interesting, Amethystguy, and very pretty. I'd like to see a photo of the entire stone -- can you put one up?

Except for the last one, they remind me of satellite pics of the earth. :D
 

Barrett

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Here is the rough..I have pictures of the full cabachon, which is where I took these pictures from, around here someplace.

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Barrett

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here

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Pandora II

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Nice photos - some look a bit like the Maldives from the air...

TL - the inclusions in Sunstone (which is a oligoclase feldspar) are flakes of haematite or goethite. They look a reddish colour due to the iron content in the haematite. I think (but not 100% certain) that only Oregon Sunstone sometimes contains flakes of copper.
 

LisaRN

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These pics are gorgoues! To me they look like islands of molten lava surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Just stunning photography.
 

LD

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Cool photos Amguy - thank you for sharing. I love seeing interesting inclusions.
 

Kismet

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Those are some neat photos! And the finished cabs are so pretty too.
 
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