Lodolite

Trade name for Quartz with mineral inclusions of the Chlorite group. According to the type of Chlorite, the very attractive inclusions appear in various colours like green, brown, orange, white, pink, or purple.

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Origin of name: the literal translation means "mud stone" from Spanish lodo = mud, sludge. We are not sure, whether this refers to the location, or to the visual appearance of the inclusions.

Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil

Handling: Quartz is sensitive to heat. Be careful during soldering
Sensitive to hydrofluoric acid only.
Quartz has no or only very weak cleavage and thus is unproblematic during setting.

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Gemmological Properties of Lodolite

Formula:
SiO2
Crystal system:
trigonal
Mohs hardness:
7 (reference stone)
Specific gravity:
2.65
Refractive index:
birefringent 1.543-1.554
Max. Birefringence:
0.009
Dispersion:
0.013
Pleochroism:
none
Luminiscence:
inert
Lustre:
vitreous
Cleavage:
weak
Fracture:
conchoidal
Colour:
colourless with multi-coloured inclusions