kosmochlor

kosmochlor

[′käz·mə‚klȯr]
(mineralogy)
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Dr Edward (Shang-i) Liu (The Hong Kong Institute of Gemmology) described several types of fei cui jade, consisting of various amounts of jadeite [+ or -] omphacite and kosmochlor. He demonstrated how different minerals can be present in various parts of the same cabochon, leading to challenges in proper identification and nomenclature.