Labrador Labradorite Specimen 23-023
Mineral Specimen No. 23-023:
Mineral Species: Labradorite (Semi-precious gemstone formed 1.3 billion yrs ago.)
Location of origin: Grenfell Quarry, Tabor Island (originally Napotulagatsuk Island: meaning island with a shining light) 16 km south of Nain, Labrador, province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Description: specimen collected by the late Heward (Pete) Peters (prospector/ MUN geology professor) in 1961. Labradorescence: direction(s): 1, tri colour: green, blue and a minute amount of orange. Distinctive Northern Labrador source characteristics: small white quartz areas with intermittent black hornblende, mixed into (relatively) non-grey labradorite showing strong labradorescence. Also subtle aurora lattice (aventurescence) present. Polished one face askew to twinning/layers (sealed at 280 grit, polished to 50,000 grit) by D L Hayashida at King's Point, NL, Canada.
Overall size: 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 3.2 cm
Weight: 140 grams
Price: $280.00 Canadian dollars net (plus taxes and any shipping)