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Inclusions in strawberry quartz


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Steve, is it known what the inclusions are, chemically?  Thanks
for >you other info. 

I have heard many different things: lepidocrocite, goethite,
hematite. Most likely it is an iron mineral or even more specific -
a hydrated version of an iron oxide.

However, I am not absolutely certain what the inclusions are and
they very well may not all be the same mineral but a variety of
similar minerals. Ask the GIA or similar organization to be
certain.

Steve Green / Rough and Ready Gems, Inc. Briolettes briolettes
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