Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


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SCAPOLITE - Cat's Eye  - Baffin Island, Kimmirut, Nunavut, Canada

Most of the scapolite offered for sale here comes from the Beluga Pit, just south of Kimmirut, on southern Baffin Island, Nunavut.  This is the same site where most of the Baffin Island sapphire came from.  This scapolite is very fluorescent, glowing a bright yellow colour when exposed to long-wave ultraviolet light.   The strength or quality of the "Cat's Eye" ranges from weak to strong and is generally weaker in the larger cabochons.  Photographing the cat's eye proved to be difficult; generally the "eye" is more apparent in your hand than the camera could capture.

With a hardness of 5 - 6 on Mohs hardness scale scapolite is a little too soft to use in rings.  However, scapolite could be used in earrings and pendants.

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Weight........... 11.52 carats Catalogue #..RW233
Dimensions... 15.8 mm Cut Style....... Round cabochon
Colour............ light tan Clarity............ Opaque
Comment ...... Cat's Eye is weak.  Cut in Kingston, Ontario.
Total Price.... $27.00 CDN GEC................ F (Epoxy treated)   (Glossary of Terms)
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Weight........... 11.50 carats Catalogue #..SW084
Dimensions... 17.6 mm Cut Style....... Round cabochon
Colour............ light tan and brown Clarity............ Opaque
Comment ...... Cat's Eye is very weak.  Cut in Kingston, Ontario
Total Price.... $32.00 CDN GEC................ F (Epoxy treated)   (Glossary of Terms)
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Weight........... 8.86 carats Catalogue #..SW087
Dimensions... 13.5 mm Cut Style....... Round cabochon
Colour............ light tan Clarity............ Opaque
Comment ...... Cat's Eye is moderate.  Cut in Kingston, Ontario
Total Price.... Reserved! GEC................ F (Epoxy treated)   (Glossary of Terms)
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Weight........... 6.34 carats Catalogue #..SW089
Dimensions... 12.2 mm Cut Style....... Round cabochon
Colour............ medium light tan Clarity............ Opaque
Comment ...... Cat's Eye is weak.  Cut in Kingston, Ontario
Total Price.... $27.00 CDN GEC................ F (Epoxy treated)   (Glossary of Terms)
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Weight........... 4.60 carats Catalogue #..SW093
Dimensions... 11.4 mm Cut Style....... Round cabochon
Colour............ Very light tan Clarity............ Opaque
Comment ...... Cat's Eye is weak.  Cut in Kingston, Ontario
Total Price.... $20.00 CDN GEC................ F (Epoxy treated)   (Glossary of Terms)
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Weight........... 4.14 carats Catalogue #..RW261
Dimensions... 10.7 mm Cut Style....... Round cabochon
Colour............ light tan Clarity............ Opaque
Comment ...... Cat's Eye is moderate.  Cut in Kingston, Ontario
Total Price.... $20.00 CDN GEC................ F (Epoxy treated)   (Glossary of Terms)
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Weight........... 3.78 carats Catalogue #..RW232
Dimensions... 10.4 mm Cut Style....... Round cabochon
Colour............ light tan Clarity............ Opaque
Comment ...... Cat's Eye is moderate.  Cut in Kingston, Ontario
Total Price.... $20.00 CDN GEC................ F (Epoxy treated)   (Glossary of Terms)
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        Fluorescent Cat's Eye SCAPOLITE Sphere
           Beluga Pit, south of Kimmirut, Nunavut
Weight........... 55.52 carats Catalogue #..SW367
Dimensions... 19.9 mm Cut Style....... Sphere
Colour............ Medium light tan Clarity............ Opaque
Comment ...... Cat's Eye is moderate.  Cut in Kingston, Ontario
Total Price.... Reserved! GEC................ F (Epoxy treated)   (Glossary of Terms)



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