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Labradorite Slice 2 1/2 to 3 Inch
Labradorite Slice Specimens


 
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DO NOT PURCHASE IF YOU WANT A SPECIMEN WITH A LOT OF FLASH - These are a low grade batch I got from a China supplier that is obviously no longer my supplier. These DO NOT HAVE TOP QUALITY FLASH in them.

You have to view the specimen from the side to see the flash rather than the flash showing up looking straight at it. They are just not what I consider a top quality product so I am selling them below my cost if someone wants a very affordable labradorite specimen.

These low grade flash labradorite slice specimens are polished on top and unpolished on the sides and bottom. These are perfectly flat on the top and bottom and rough on the edges.

You will receive one specimen that is 2 1/2 inch to 3 inch and 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick weighing 3 to 6 ounces.


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You are buying one rock. You will receive one rock like the ones in the photographs, not the exact rocks shown. Photographing and listing every crystal separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.

Labradorite is truly a fascinatingly beautiful mineral. Its a mineral whose charm is not fully noticed and may be overlooked if not viewed from the proper position. Generally a dull, dark looking mineral with no special virtue until the colorful shiller is observed glowing on the surface. Labradorite can produce a colorful play of light across cleavage planes and in sliced sections called labradorescence. The usually intense colors range from the typical blues and violets through greens, yellows and oranges. Some rare specimens display all these colors simultaneously.

The color display is from lamellar intergrowths inside the crystal. These intergrowths result from compatible chemistries at high temperatures becoming incompatible at lower temperatures and thus a separating and layering of these two phases. The resulting color effect is caused by a ray of light entering a layer and being refracted back and forth by deeper layers. This refracted ray is slowed by the extra travel through the layers and mixes with other rays to produce a light ray coming out that has a different wavelength than when it went in. The wavelength could correspond to the wavelength of a particular color, such as blue.

The effect depends on the thickness and orientation of the layers. If the layers are too thick or too thin no color shiller is seen. Also if the viewer does not observe from the precise angle or if light is not supplied from the proper angle then no color shiller is seen. The labradorescence is truly a one of a kind mineralogical experience and must be observed in person in order to truly appreciate its beauty.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Traditionally, labradorite is thought to bring good luck. Labradorite is said to provide quick relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration. It is said to dispel negativity and to bring clear understanding by enhancing clarity of thought and improving one's ability to cooperate with others in harmony.

Labradorite is also said to give perseverance, strength and enhanced intuition when one is experiencing times of conflict and change. Labradorite is told to be helpful in treating eye and brain disorders, and to help regulate metabolism and the digestive process. A sister to moonstone, labradorite links to the "darker" Crone aspects of the Goddess, and grants inner knowing. It enhances intuition and psychic perception's, it helps the bearer to release judgment, and understand their destiny. Crystal healers use Labradorite to clarify the eyes, acure disorders of the brain and promote digestion and metabolism.

Its metaphysical use s include sharpening mental acuity, reducing stress, and promoting calm amidst chaos. It si said to bring out the best in the wearer, and is sometimes known as the self-esteem stone. Called the Wizard's stone in mystic circles, this stone was worn as a good luck charm. When intended for healing purposes, labradorite should be carried as a touchstone tumbled or in jewelry, and then cleansed under running water. If it's surface becomes cloudy, it should be put in mineral water in placed in the sun for a few days to regenerate and refresh.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: Gray to smoky black.

Luster: Dull to vitreous.

Transparency: Crystals are transparent to translucent.

Crystal System: Triclinic; bar 1

Crystal Habits: Blocky crystals that rarely form free of the host rock and therefore do not usually show their full crystal forms. In sliced sections of rock, the labradorite appears as blocky chunks with a predominance of near right angled corners. Twinning is common and pervasive so that in labradorite it produces a layered or stacked effect. The twin layers are typically only fractions of millimeters to several millimeters thick. Crystals of labradorite are found imbedded in gabbros and other mafic igneous rocks of low silica content. In anorthosites, labradorite is a main constituent.

Cleavage: Perfect in one and good in another direction forming nearly right angled prisms.

Fracture: Conchoidal.

Hardness: 6 - 6.5.

Specific Gravity: approximately 2.70 - 2.74 (average)

Streak: White.

Associated Minerals: Biotite, pyroxene and hornblende.

Other Characteristics: Index of refraction is 1.55 - 1.75. Play of colors called Labradorscence seen from certain directions can cause flashes of blue, violet and green and sometimes orange and yellow.

Best Field Indicators: Occurrence, twinning striations and labradorescence.


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