Mislabeled gemstone

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TN
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Mislabeled gemstone

Post by TN » 2 months ago

Occasionally a translucent, pale yellow loose gemstone labeled “melanite” appears in the auctions. I think it’s actually “meionite,” a variety of scapolite. Melanite is opaque black andradite.

I could be wrong, of course, about its being meionite, but it’s definitely not melanite. Might want to check those labels!
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