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Magnesioaxinite

Magnesioaxinite
Magnesioaxinite
(From New Tanzania. Weight: 0.61 carat)
Image © supplied by Woodmansee* Gems

The magnesioaxinite in the image above was said by Woodmansee Gems to fluoresce orange under long wave UV, and also to display a slight color change from pale lavender to pale blue. Magnesioaxinite is uncommon as a faceted stone, and very rare in fully transparent quality. Woodmansee made a further interesting remark about this stone; that buyers should be aware that brown axinite with a blue flash or a blue streak is not magnesioaxinite. [1] was cited as a reference.

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Sources Referenced:

[1] Gems & Gemology, Winter 2007 issue (Vol. 43 No. 4), page 374.

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