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Labradorite is a mineral whose beauty is not fully realized and may be missed if not viewed from the proper angle. Most
Labradorite is a dull, dark grey to black looking mineral with no special attraction until the colorful shiller-effect is observed
glowing on the surface. Labradorite can produce a stunning array of light refraction across multiple cleavage planes and
sections called labradorescence. The usually intense colors range from blues and violets through greens, golds, yellows
and oranges. Some rare specimens display all these colors simultaneously. Generally speaking, the more colors in a
specimen the more valuable it is.

The color display is from lamellar intergrowths inside the crystal. These intergrowths result from compatible chemistries at
high temperatures becoming incompatible at lower temperatures and thus a separating and layering of these two phases
occurs. The resulting color effect is caused by a ray of light entering a layer and being refracted back and forth by deeper
layers. This refracted ray is slowed by the extra travel through the layers and mixes with other rays to produce a light ray
coming out that has a different wavelength than when it went in. The wavelength could correspond to the wavelength of a
particular color, such as blue, green or yellow. The amount of the effect depends on the thickness and orientation of the
layers. If the layers are too thick or too thin no color shiller-effect is seen. If it is not viewed from the correct angle or if light
is not supplied from the correct angle then no color shiller-effect is seen. Labradorescence is a one of a kind display and
must be seen to be appreciated

Spectrolite was first found in Finland and for years small specimens for cabbing have been available. Spectrolite has
much more intense colors and patterns than most labradorite.

In 2010 another single find of Spectrolite occurred in the town of Ampanihy, south of Madagascar. This rare Madagascar
Spectrolite has an extremely intense spectrum of colors, patterns and stone structure but was found in much larger
specimens making these an exceptional find... and here we are in the apex of another exciting find!  We have seen these
limited pockets found, mined and played out many times. We try to find the "Best of the Best" for our customers! These
are a limited time offering.
Item # 40ML07170561
3.6 lb Labradorite polished
face AA display from
Madagascar

$115.00
3.6 lb Grade AA  Labradorite Polished Face
Excellent gold flash with a splash of dark blue and orange, piece shows brilliant gold flash and orangish flash
over blue on slight change of viewing angle. Face surface is polished. This is specimen was procured from
a Madagascar mineral dealer at the July 2017 Franklin North Carolina Show. This specimen has natural
fractures commonly found in Labradorite. Bottom cut flat for display.
This Specimen measures 6.6 x 4 x 2.3 Inches (16.7 x 10.1 x 5.9cm)
and weighs 58 oz or 3.6 lbs (1.65kg).
Item# 42ML05189991
1.8 lb Labradorite polished
face AAA display from
Madagascar

$120.00
1.8 lb Grade AAA  Labradorite Polished Face
Amazing neon blue lines on a diagonal slant with a splash of gold and purple on one edge. This
specimen is polished on one flat cut side and cut flat on one edge for a standing display. It has natural
fractures typical of this material. The natural rough rear side shows blue and golden diagonal lines. This
is a stunning display specimen of Labradorite from Madagascar. This piece was hand selected at the
May 2018 Franklin, NC Show from a Madagascar Minerals dealer.
This Specimen measures 4.8 x 4.4 x 1.48 in (12.2 x 11.1 x 3.7 cm)
and weighs 28.7 oz or 1.8 lb  (816g).
Item# 43ML05181041
2.24 lb Labradorite polished
face AAA display from
Madagascar

$105.00
2.24 lb Grade AAA  Labradorite Polished Face
Beautiful gold with purple-red overshadows with a neon blue edge defining the splash like patterns with
even a small section with gold lines streaking across the face. This specimen of Labradorite is polished
on one curved or domed side with one edge cut flat for a standing display. It has natural fractures typical
of this material. The rear is natural rough. This piece was hand selected at the May 2018 Franklin, NC
Show from a Madagascar Minerals dealer.
This Specimen measures 6 x 3.9 x 2 in (15.3 x 10 x 5.1 cm)
and weighs 35.8 oz or 2.24 lb  (1.017kg).
Item# 44ML05180902
4.6 lb Labradorite polished
face A display from
Madagascar

$96.00
4.6 lb Grade A  Labradorite Polished Face
This large piece has two very bright splash areas of a golden neon blue and red-orange shadows on its
polished curved or dome shaped face. It has one edge cut flat for a standing display.  It has natural
fractures typical of this material. The rear is natural rough. This piece of Labradorite was hand selected
at the May 2018 Franklin, NC Show from a Madagascar Minerals dealer.
This Specimen measures 6 x 5 x 2.5 in (15.2 x 12.8 x 6.3 cm)
and weighs 73.6 oz or 4.6 lb   (2.087kg).
Item# 45ML05185071
3.75 lb Labradorite polished
face display from Madagascar

$85.00
3.75 lb Very Good Grade  Labradorite Polished Face
Tall and flashy gold, neon blue and orange-red shadowing are complimented by a blue-gold diagonal
lines which become more visible at different angles of viewpoint. The curved or dome shaped face is
polished with one edge cut flat for a standing display. It has natural fractures typical of this material. The
rear is natural rough. This piece of Labradorite was hand selected at the May 2018 Franklin, NC Show
from a Madagascar Minerals dealer.
This Specimen measures 7.3 x 4 x 2.4 in (18.5 x 10.3 x 6.2 cm)
and weighs 60 oz or 3.75 lb  (1.7kg).
Item# 45ML05185071
3.75 lb Labradorite polished
face display from Madagascar

$85.00
3.75 lb Very Good Grade  Labradorite Polished Face
Tall and flashy gold, neon blue and orange-red shadowing are complimented by a blue-gold diagonal
lines which become more visible at different angles of viewpoint. The curved or dome shaped face is
polished with one edge cut flat for a standing display. It has natural fractures typical of this material. The
rear is natural rough. This piece of Labradorite was hand selected at the May 2018 Franklin, NC Show
from a Madagascar Minerals dealer.
This Specimen measures 7.3 x 4 x 2.4 in (18.5 x 10.3 x 6.2 cm)
and weighs 60 oz or 3.75 lb  (1.7kg).
Item# 46ML05182062
2.4 lb Labradorite polished
face A display from
Madagascar

$89.00
2.4 lb A Grade  Labradorite Polished Face
Very nice specimen of blue and gold color flash with a hint of orange shadowing. This specimen of
Labradorite from Madagascar has a flat cut and polished face and a flat cut edge for a standing display.
The rear is natural rough and also shows nice blue and gold coloring. It has natural fractures typical of
this material. This piece of Labradorite was hand selected at the May 2018 Franklin, NC Show from a
Madagascar Minerals dealer.
This Specimen measures 6.4 x 4.2 x 2 in (16.2 x 10.7 x 5.2 cm)
and weighs 38.4 oz or 2.4 lb  (1.089kg).
Item# 47ML05182062
3.48 lb Labradorite polished
face A display from
Madagascar

$99.00
3.48 lb A Grade  Labradorite Polished Face
Excellent color flash in blue, gold and orange splash patterns adorn this polished, slightly curved faced
specimen of Labradorite from Madagascar. It has one edge cut flat for a standing display and the back
is natural rough.  It has natural fractures typical of this material. This piece of Labradorite was hand
selected at the May 2018 Franklin, NC Show from a Madagascar Minerals dealer.

This Specimen measures 4.6 x 4.8 x 2.7 in (11.8 x 12.2 x 6.9 cm)
and weighs 55.8 oz or 3.48 lb (1.583kg).
Item# 48ML05181260
0.52 lb Labradorite polished
face AA display from
Madagascar

$49.00
0.52 lb AA Grade  Labradorite Polished Face
A very special smaller specimen which displays excellent color flash of blues, golds and oranges on this
flat cut polished face specimen of Labradorite from Madagascar. The back and sides of this piece are
natural rough and also shows nice blue, orange and gold coloring.  It has natural fractures typical of this
material. This piece of Labradorite was hand selected at the May 2018 Franklin, NC Show from a
Madagascar Minerals dealer.

This Specimen measures 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.1 in (10.7 x 7.1 x 3 cm)
and weighs 8.4 oz or 0.52 lb (239g).