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Barite / Baryte with Magnesio-Arfedsonite inclusions, faceted, Macedonia.  3.72 carats.
Barite / Baryte with Magnesio-Arfedsonite inclusions, faceted, Macedonia.  3.72 carats.
Barite / Baryte with Magnesio-Arfedsonite inclusions, faceted, Macedonia.  3.72 carats.
Barite / Baryte with Magnesio-Arfedsonite inclusions, faceted, Macedonia.  3.72 carats.
Barite / Baryte with Magnesio-Arfedsonite inclusions, faceted, Macedonia.  3.72 carats.

Product Description

A colourless Barite (also Baryte) gemstone from the Alinci pegmatite, Alinci Prilep, Macedonia with Magnesio-Arfvedsonite inclusions.

The dark blue, prismatic crystals of the rare sodium-bearing amphibole Magnesio-Arfvedsonite (chemical formula Na3Mg4Fe3+(Si8O22)(OH)2)  have a vitreous lustre and are noticably reflective. The rod-like crystals are surrounded with iridescent dislocation planes which add to the beauty of the inclusion scene in this rare gemstone.

Images 4 and 5 are magnified views of the inclusions.


weight: 3.72 carats
shape:  Antique cushion cut
dimensions: 8.89 x 7.31 x 5.16 mm
treatment:  None

Specifications

Product Code
RMAB01
Weight
0.025kg

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Barite / Baryte with Magnesio-Arfedsonite inclusions, faceted, Macedonia. 3.72 carats.

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