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Tanzanian Sunstone/Moonstone Lapidary Rough - $65.00/pound<

Tanzania Sunstone has a plane with a sunstone schiller effect caused by inclusions of hematite and/or goethite platelets. Amazingly, at 90 degrees to the sunstone schiller this material displays adularescence (moonstone effect).

Awesome stones can be cut from this material by "splitting the difference" between the sunstone and moonstone planes. Of course, fine stones can be cut when oriented only for the moonstone adularescence or the sunstone schiller.

Cuts and polishes easily. Polish with tin or cerium oxide. MOHS hardness is 6 to 6.5.


Sunstone Schiller plane.

Moonstone Adularescence plane.

 Item number: Sunstone1R - Tanzanian Sunstone Rough - $65.00/pound - $76.05
Locality: Tanzania

Measures approximately 5-1/2" x 2" x 2" thick tapering to a thin edge.
Weighs 1.17 Pounds   $76.05

 


 Item number: Sunstone2R - Tanzanian Sunstone Rough - $65.00/pound - $23.40
Locality: Tanzania

Two piece parcel measures approximately 3-1/2" x 1-1/8" x 3/4 to 1/4" thick, and 3" 1-5/8 to 3/4" x 1/2" thick
Weighs 0.36 Pounds   $23.40

 


We also have a FINISHED BRACELET of Tanzanian Sunstone ON SALE!

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