Geo Advent Calendar Day 22

Did you know a geologist’s favourite dog is a labradorite? This mineral is a feldspar and is named after the Labrador region in Canada – this is where the type specimen comes from. Labradorite is well-known for its optical effect called labradorescence, a vibrant colour display caused by its crystal structure.


Accession Number M0018
Status Accessioned
Specimen Type Mineral
Brief Description Labradorite
Full Description Labradorite with one cut and polished side. Displays very strong labradorescence
Quantity 1
Age (Ma) ?
Location Madagascar
Acquisition Method Purchased
Acquisition Details Festival of Geology, University College London – £3.00
Acquisition Date 2015-11-07

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