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Mineral: feldspar
Gem: sunstone
Size: 8.5 mm
Carat: 1.9 ct
Cut: round
Origin: Dust Devil Mine (Oregon) link to mine
General Info: The generic term "feldspar" comes from the Germanic term "feldt spat", meaning "mineral with prominent cleavage from the field". It was a prime constituent of many of the rocks over turned by farmers while plowing their fields. The feldspars are made up of three fundamental members and a wide number of chemical mixtures.
Additional Information
A red colored sunstone that has no “schiller”, only a nice even red color. The colorant is too small and well dispersed to be seen by the naked eye, hence its even, red-colored appearance.