Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


SPINEL - Glencoe Island, Baffin Region, Nunavut

SPINEL from Glencoe Island, Nunavut
Crystal sample measures 28 x 19 mm.
Gem weighs 0.39 carat.

Blue, purple, violet and pinkish violet spinel crystals occur at several sites located on the southern coastal region of Baffin Island, Nunavut. Small spinel gems, mostly less than half carat, with similar colours have been cut from at least eight localities. The gemstones offer for sale on this webpage comes from Glencoe Island.

Minerals from Glencoe Island were first described in a 1982 article in "Rocks and Minerals" magazine. Glencoe Island is located 85 km west of the hamlet of Kimmirut. Crystals collected in 2008 range in colour from greyish blue to violet to pinkish violet and the largest gem cut to date weighs 0.39 carat. The tiny Glencoe Island spinels on this webpage were cut from material found in 2008.

With a hardness of eight and a lack of cleavage, spinel makes a durable gemstone suitable for all types of jewellery.

Locality ......... Glencoe Island, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.11 carat Catalogue #..B5732
Dimensions... 3.0 mm Cut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ medium dark greyish purple Clarity............ moderately to heavily included
Total Price.... $12.00 CDN GEC................ N (Natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Locality ......... Glencoe Island, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.07 carat Catalogue #..B5731
Dimensions... 2.5 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ medium dark greyish purple Clarity............ Moderately included
Total Price.... $12.00 CDN GEC................ N (Natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Locality ......... Glencoe Island, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.06 carat Catalogue #..B5734
Dimensions... 2.4 mm Cut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ medium dark greyish purple Clarity............ very slightly included
Total Price.... $15.00 CDN GEC................ N (Natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Locality ......... Glencoe Island, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.06 carat Catalogue #..B5735
Dimensions... 2.3 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ medium dark greyish purple Clarity............ very slightly to lighly included
Total Price.... $15.00 CDN GEC................ N (Natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Locality ......... Glencoe Island, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.04 carat Catalogue #..B5737
Dimensions... 1.9 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ medium dark greyish purple Clarity............ eye clean
Total Price.... $12.00 CDN GEC................ N (Natural)   (Glossary of Terms)



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