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A variety of Feldspar Group

A variety of feldspar (microcline or oligoclase) that has schiller as labradorite does, but with an orange/brown background color, and containing small hematite crystals that give it an additional sparkle. Also called aventurine feldspar

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Classification of Sunstone

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Other Names for Sunstone

Adventurine FeldsparAventurine FeldsparAventurine OrthoclaseHeliolite
Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:日长石
Oregon Sunstone

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Sunstone

Reference List:

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Copley, P.A. & Gay, P. (1978): A scanning electron microscope investigation of some Norwegian aventurine feldspars. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 58, 93-95

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