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Mineral: feldspar
Gem: sunstone
Size: 6 mm
Carat: 0.8 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
The color in Oregon sunstone comes from copper inclusions. Many of the oregon sunstones come with two bands of color, a green outter band with a red inner band. Sometimes there is only a green or red band. This stone was cut from rough with a larger green band It is pale green with some reddish highlights.