What is so special about Lodolite stones?
I have recently discovered the lodolite stone, and it really has me intrigued. I wondered if anyone here can share more about this stone, and various colors that I have seen in these crystal clear stones? I am curious what causes the various colors, or if the colored parts might be dyed? They seem crystal clear, but with the neatest inclusions within them. What kind of stone is it? What is the most valuable form of it? I don't need all these questions answered, but just any of them would be nice. I have loved stones for a long time, and never heard of this one! So I am trying to learn.
Lodolite is simply quartz which comes from Brazil that has inclusions or impurities in it. These impurities are what give the different colors and patterns.
I'm sure there is a possibility that there are dyed stones available. Much of the Brazilian agate that is available for purchase in the United States is dyed with bright colors.
I am not a fan of dyed stones but there is a definite market for them.
Quartz comes in many colors such as green, yellow, purple and pink. If the coloration is subtle in the clear areas of the stone or if the clear areas are colorless then it is very likely natural. I would stay away from very bright unnatural looking colors in quartz or agate.
You can find some wonderful inclusions in quartz some that even have somewhat of a cats eye effect or what is known as chatoyance.
Tiger Eye is an example of Chatoyant Quartz. The effect is caused by inclusions that all line up in the same direction.
by bettybarnesb 7 years ago
The Apostle Paul in the Book of Acts 17 chapter, stood on Mar's Hill and preached a sermon there in Athens to a people that had built alters to man made gods. Then he passed an area and saw an alter with the inscription, "TO THE UNKNOWN GOD." He remarks were to the Greek that build...
by dsmith1 6 years ago
Anybody had any success with kidney stone natural treatments? I'm doing some research on that and would love to know about your experiences. Thanks a lot.
by alamshaz 6 years ago
hi sirmy name iz shazia i am from pakistan. iam 35 year old. i have stone in gall bladder from...last 10 years.some time i feel tomuch pain in my left hand and i went for emejency and thy will give me pain killer and after half hour i feel better.but my dr said this is not permanent solution and...
by Ashok Goyal 5 years ago
Is it possible that instead of Kidney Stones, your surgeon may find Gem Stones?I had read a news item that Kidney Stones were removed from the Kidney of a patient and one of the stones was shining like a Gem Stone and on verification it was found to be a real Gem of good carats and valued at few...
by Ana Maria Orantes 2 years ago
Does drinking different kinds of herbal teas daily will create a stone in some organs in the body.?For example, the used of different herbal teas when is blended at home from the Seeds and leaves.
by Dreamer at heart 5 years ago
What is your favorite stone?
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|