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Inclusions in Andalusite -Pics

LisaRN

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I thought this was kind of neat. I have a tiny little chip that I have inflicted on one of the facets of my Andalusite. So I took a loupe to it and took a pic thru the loupe with the flash, It's a strange world inside that gem.

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Here is is- before the tiny chip. You can't really see the chip unless you loupe it- one day I hope to get it polished out.

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Arkteia

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What an interesting photo! Did you use a regular large loupe? Incredible! Andalusite is such an interesting stone!
 

JewelFreak

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The insides of stones are so interesting & another world from the outsides, even cooler through a microscope. Pretty ring!
 

chrono

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A mini meteor shower within it; I bet it'll look more interesting when magnified further.
 

Pandora II

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I think andalusite is such an under-rated stone. They are so beautiful and the flashes of red and green are fun, very autumnal I've always thought.

Lovely inclusion photos and sorry about the chip...
 

colorluvr

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Great photo Lisa!
 
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