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Goldstone

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Named for its appearance
An artificial glass made originally by Monks in Northern Italy (see this article). This glass contains flecks of copper giving it its appearance.
A glass supersaturated with either iron, chromium, or copper oxide (or a combination of the oxides) that is melted and cooled under controlled conditions to cause the excessive oxides to crystallize, forming plate-like crystals or spangles.

A common imitation of aventurine and sunstone.

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

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BlauflussBlue variety of goldstone.

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

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