Hibonite: A new gem mineral from Myanmar

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Year:
2010
Authors:
  • Thomas Hainschwang
  • Franck Notari
  • Laurent Massi
  • Thomas Armbruster
  • Benjamin Rondeau
  • Emmanuel Fritsch
  • Mariko Nagashima
Journal:
GEMS & GEMOLOGY
Volume:
46
Number:
2
Pages:
135-138
Month:
SUM
ISSN:
0016-626X
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Abstract:
A 0.23 g rangy brown crystal, a 0.39 ct step-cut gem later faceted from
it, and a 0.71 g crystal-all reportedly from Myanmar-were characterized
for this report Infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and chemical
analysis identified the material as hibonite These samples represent the
first gem-quality hibonite ever recorded.