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    RARE GEMSTONE: SCAPOLITE
    Tanzania
    Scapolite is a gem material, rarely seen outside of museum collections; it is a complex mineral that rarely forms crystals transparent enough to be facetted. The material from Morogoro, Tanzania, typically presents itself in the honey-gold coloration displayed by the oval brilliant stone seen here. It can very easily be mistaken for Citrine, however, any number of physical properties such as the deep red fluorescence displayed by this stone can be used to differentiate from the more common gem materials that resemble it. There are a few "feather" type inclusions present but they require considerable diligence to be observed. This rare gemstone measures 24.7 x 17.9 mm and weighs 30.06 cts.


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    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
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