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|[[image:SP0811xx1a.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Spinel inclusion in spinel (80 micron in size)<br>Photo by John Huff, gemcollections.com<br/><br/><br/>]]
  
[[image:SP0811xx1a.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Spinel inclusion in spinel (80 micron in size)<br>Photo by John Huff, gemcollections.com]]
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|[[image:SP820AO2-16.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Octahedral spinel inclusions with "Saturn-ring" stress fractures in a Burma red spinel.<br />Photo courtesy of John Huff, gemcollections.com]]
  
[[image:SP713Fzm1brE2U.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Apatite inclusions and their star-like outgrowths along the 60 degree hexagonal plane - looking much like stellate dislocation systems, in a cobalt blue spinel.<br />Photo courtesy of John Huff, gemcollections.com]]
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|[[image:SP820A02colW.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Octahedral inclusions in a Burma red spinel.<br />Photo courtesy of John Huff, gemcollections.com<br/><br/><br/>]]
  
[[image:SP820AO2-16.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Octahedral spinel inclusions with "Saturn-ring" stress fractures in a Burma red spinel.<br />Photo courtesy of John Huff, gemcollections.com]]
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|[[image:Spinel_test_00.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Euhedral inclusions in spinel.<br />Photo courtesy of Conny Forsberg<br/><br/><br/>]]
 
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[[image:SP820A02colW.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Octahedral inclusions in a Burma red spinel.<br />Photo courtesy of John Huff, gemcollections.com]]
 
 
 
[[image:Spinel_test_00.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Euhedral inclusions in spinel.<br />Photo courtesy of Conny Forsberg]]
 
 
 
 
 
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Revision as of 15:50, 28 January 2020


Beryl, var: Emerald

Yellow traces of oil from treatment; hexagonal biotite platelet; liquid feathers. Magnification: 20X

2 and 3 phase inclusins in Colombian emerald



Corundum, var: Ruby

Heat treated Mong Hsu ruby
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk


Partially dissolved rutile silk in heat treated Vietnamese ruby
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Rounded calcite guest crystals with 'treacle' colour swirls in un-heated Mogok ruby
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Treacle colour swirls, growth lines and guest crystals in un-heated Mogok ruby
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Unusual acicular guest crystal and small particle inclusions in un-heated Mogok ruby
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Distorted calcite guest crystal in un-heated Mogok ruby
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Guest crystals in un-heated Mogok ruby
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Apatite and calcite guest crystals reflecting within an un-heated Mogok ruby
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Rounded calcite guest crystals in un-heated Mogok ruby
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk

Growth lines, guest crystals and un-disolved rutile silk in un-heated Mogok ruby
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk

Corundum, var: Sapphire (Unheated)

Calcite guest crystals in an un-treated Burmese blue sapphire.
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Liquid fingerprint inclusion in an un-treated Burmese blue sapphire.
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Liquid fingerprint inclusion in an un-treated Burmese blue sapphire.
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Silk and guest crystals in an un-treated Burmese pink sapphire.
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Calcite guest crystal in an un-treated Madagascan pink sapphire.
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk

Corundum, var: Sapphire (Heated)

Microscopic particle inclusions with straight colour banding in a heat treated Thai blue sapphire. The particles give the stone a sleepy or hazy appearance which is common to sapphires from Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Many included crystal surrounded by tension halos due to heating. 20cts Sri-lanka sapphire.



Photo courtesy of Alberto Scarani


Corundum, var: Sapphire (Beryllium Treated)

Dendritic inclusion with 'cotton wool' type inclusions in beryllium-treated sapphire.
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Liquid tubular channel inclusions in beryllium-treated sapphire.
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
Wheat-like feather inclusion in beryllium-treated sapphire.
Photo courtesy of Apsara.co.uk
A cross-sectioned slice through a beryllium-treated sapphire. The orange colour rim is clearly visible around the pink core.
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Beryllium treated orange sapphire, partially re-crystallized melted inclusion.
Photo courtesy of Alberto Scarani

Garnet, var: Andradite (Demantoid)

Horsetail inclusions in Russian demantoid garnet.
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Horsetail inclusions in Russian demantoid garnet.
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Horsetail inclusions in Russian demantoid garnet.
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Horsetail inclusions in Russian demantoid garnet.
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Horsetail inclusions in Russian demantoid garnet.
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Horsetail inclusions in Russian demantoid garnet.

Garnet, var: Spessartite

Inclusions in a manderine garnet
Photo courtesy of John Huff, gemcollections.com
Double refractive crystal inclusion in a Loliondo, Tanzania spessartite.
© Tim Spauwen, FGA
Crystal inclusions amidst the typical "sugary inclusions" in a Loliondo, Tanzania spessartite.
© Tim Spauwen, FGA


Quartz

Clear quartz with floating discs of gilalite, often referred to as Medusa Quartz or hyperbolized as "Paraiba Quartz" . Taken with fiber optic light, not dark field.

Specimen of quartz with fibrous gilalite disseminated throughout the entire specimen: Also shot with fiber optic light.
A blade of brookite which has acted as a nuclei for a dramatic outgrowth of rutile. Also present, coiled ripidolite aggregates

A star of rutile in quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil
20X magnification
Colorless quartz cab with inclusions of pale blue indicolite.
Magnification: 10X

Typical tourmaline inclusion scene in quartz: Black crystals of schorl.
California
Magnification: 15X


Spinel

Octahedral (spinel) crystal with stress fractures/ halo which give such inclusions the "flying pyramid" appearance.
Photo by John Huff, gemcollections.com
Spinel inclusion in spinel (80 micron in size)
Photo by John Huff, gemcollections.com


Apatite inclusions and their star-like outgrowths along the 60 degree hexagonal plane - looking much like stellate dislocation systems, in a cobalt blue spinel.
Photo courtesy of John Huff, gemcollections.com

Octahedral spinel inclusions with "Saturn-ring" stress fractures in a Burma red spinel.
Photo courtesy of John Huff, gemcollections.com
Octahedral inclusions in a Burma red spinel.
Photo courtesy of John Huff, gemcollections.com


Euhedral inclusions in spinel.
Photo courtesy of Conny Forsberg