Inclusions in Transparent Gem Rhodonite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Paul Milsteed, Terrence Mernagh, Vincent Otieno-Alego, Dudley Creagh

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    Abstract

    Solid, vapor, and fluid inclusions in transparent gem rhodonite crystals from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, have been identified for the first time using Raman spectroscopy and gemological/petrographic techniques. Among the solid inclusions are sphalerite, galena, quartz, and fluorite. The rhodonite also contained hollow needle-like tubes and negative rhodonite crystals. Three-phase inclusions were found to contain a saline liquid, a gaseous mixture of nitrogen (N2) and methane (CH4), and ilmenite crystals
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)246-254
    Number of pages9
    JournalGems and Gemology
    Volume41
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Milsteed, Paul ; Mernagh, Terrence ; Otieno-Alego, Vincent ; Creagh, Dudley. / Inclusions in Transparent Gem Rhodonite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. In: Gems and Gemology. 2005 ; Vol. 41, No. 3. pp. 246-254.
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    Inclusions in Transparent Gem Rhodonite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. / Milsteed, Paul; Mernagh, Terrence; Otieno-Alego, Vincent; Creagh, Dudley.

    In: Gems and Gemology, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2005, p. 246-254.

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