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TitleLabradorite (plagioclase) with hypersthene (orthopyroxene)
DescriptionLabradorite is an intermediate variety of plagioclase feldspar that often displays “labradorescence” (a play of colors that causes the feldspar to appear blue and purple when viewed from different angles). This specimen is almost all labradorite, but a large black hypersthene crystal runs the length of the right edge.
LocationCanada ▹ Labrador. Labrador.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-04-24.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1319.
Key wordsHypersthene, Labradorite
Tech details568 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number392