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DescriptionLabradorite, Ca(50-70%)Na(50-30%)(Al,Si)AlSi2O8 (calcium sodium aluminum silicate), can produce a colorful play of light across cleavage planes and in sliced sections called labradorescence. The usually intense colors range from the typical blues and violets through greens, yellows and oranges.
LocationLabrador. Near Nain.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-02-15.
CollectionWard’s Classroom Collection of Gem Minerals #31.
Key wordslabradorite, Labrador
Tech details494 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2380