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Black axinite 1.20 ct.



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Black axinite 1.20 ct.

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Black axinite , This material

Viewed with the microscope,  contained a dense aggregation of randomly oriented greenish gray flakes ; the abundance of the inclusions absorbed light and made the axinite appear black. Raman analysis of the inclusions identified them as clinochlore. Gaines et al. (1997) reported that axinite-(Fe) may rarely be replaced by clinochlore-chamosite, but in this case the inclusions appeared syngenetic with the host.
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Dal’negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.
Size: 7.5x5.1x3.3 mm.
Weight: 1.20 ct.


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