- Brand: Casa de plata
- Product Code: CSR-37
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Of all the feldspars, none besides orthoclase is as frequently encountered as a faceted gem as is labradorite. The material ranges in color from colorless to yellow, but inclusions of minerals such as
and copper create a wide range of other body colors. These are best
known from localities in Oregon. In addition, the phenomenon of Schiller
is best developed in the labradorite range of plagioclase compositions.
Translucent to opaque labradorite that shows blue, green, and golden
Schiller colors is widely cut by hobbyists. Labradorite with Schiller is
also a component of many dark-colored igneous rocks that are used in
building and construction as facing materials. Such rocks are very
attractive when polished because the blue sheen of the labradorite
grains flashes out at many different angles.