DIASPORE MINERAL SPECIMEN 18.65 CTS CG-1701 GC

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Dimensions (mm) 27.43 x 19.42 x 4.02mm
Weight (carats) 18.65 carats
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DIASPORE MINERAL

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the mineral diaspore, mined in the ─░lbir Mountains of southwest Turkey at an elevation of over 4,000 feet. Depending on its light source, color varies between a yellowish green, light gold, and purplish pink. Its gemological name is diaspore, and it is hydrated aluminum oxide colored by manganese. It was first faceted as a gemstone in the 1980s, but was not commercialy mined until recently.Diaspore has reasonably good gemstone characteristics. It has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, comparable to peridot and tanzanite. It has a refractive index of 1.702 to 1.750, which lies between that of tanzanite and spinel. Diaspore has perfect cleavage in one direction, making it a challenge to cut

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