Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


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SCAPOLITE  - Baffin Island, Kimmirut, Nunavut, Canada

The scapolite offered for sale here comes from the Kimmirut area, on southern Baffin Island, Nunavut and was collected between 2004 and 2008.  This scapolite is extremely fluorescent, glowing an intense bright yellow colour when exposed to long-wave ultra-violet light.  Some of this scapolite also displayed a weak tenebrescence.  The tenebrescent scapolite changes from a light-medium, slightly grayish yellow to medium, slightly bluish gray after being exposed to short-wave ultraviolet (SWUV) light for five minutes or more.  This colour fades within minutes upon exposure to visible light.

With a hardness of 5 - 6 on Moh's hardness scale scapolite is a little too soft to use in rings.  However, scapolite could be used in earrings and pendants.

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Weight........... 0.67 carat Catalogue #..EW823
Dimensions... 6.0 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Light grayish yellow Clarity............ lightly included
Total Price.... $35.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)



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