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16.10.06: Sunstone

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    Sunstone
    Chemical composition Oligoclase feldspar

     

     

     

    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): An example of a rough Illusion or Confetti Sunstone from Africa 
    Photo courtesy of Ben Pfeiffer

     

    Oregon Sunstone

    Sunstone image gallery

    One significant source of sunstone is Oregon, USA where it is the official state gem. Small mines in Oregon produce a range of material in various colors including peach, green, and red as well as dichroic specimens. 
     

    Tanzanian Sunstone