Gem Sodalite (Hackmanite) Sphere - Greenland

$200.00 USD
SKU: MSG1537
Weight and Dimensions

1.3 oz, 1.25" Diameter

Shipping and Delivery

$5.99 Shipping
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2-5 Business Days

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A sphere of our very gemmy sodalite hackmanite material. This gem sodalite is blindingly bright under all wavelengths - midwave, shortwave and longwave with incredible tenebrescence. You won’t find many Greenland sodalite spheres on the market.

The sodalite on this piece changes color when exposed to UV (shortwave), darkening to a grape purple (almost black) as shown in the GIF below - a unique hue compared to other Greenland sodalites. Under longwave, the bright orange fluorescence is unmistakable.

Under midwave, there are some dim spots of violet which could possibly be leucophanite.

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