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AVENTURINE FELDSPAR
"Sunstone"

Sunstone, Aventurine Feldspar


Aventurine Feldspar (oligoclase), is opaque with glittery gold or red inclusions. Rare occurrences of green or blue glitter are sometimes found. The inclusions causing the sparkle are actually reflections from minute goethite or hematite platelets. This could be one of the reasons it is more commonly known as Sunstone.

There are deposits found in India, Madagascar, Norway, Canada, Russia and the United States. Generally used by forming into cabochons or other flat surfaces for jewelry.


STATS:
Color: Orange, red-brown, dark blue, sparkling inclusions

Mohs' Hardness Scale: 6 - 6 1/2
Density: 2.62 - 2.65
Transparency: Opaque, translucent



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