Catapleiite
Catapleiite

Catapleiite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information


The only reported cut catapleiite is from Mte. Ste. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada, in the form of tiny colorless gems.

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The only reported cut catapleiite is from Mte. Ste. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada, in the form of tiny colorless gems.

Catapleiite
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OPTICS: = 1.596; e = 1.624

Uniaxial (+)

OCCURRENCE: Alkalic rocks and pegmatites.

Langesundfford District, Norway; Magnet Cove, Arkansas.

Greenland; Russia; Madagascar.

Mt. Ste. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada: cuttable crystals. 

COMMENTS: The only reported cut catapleiite is from Mte. Ste. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada, in the form of tiny colorless gems.

NAME: From Greek words meaning rare minerals because catapleiite is usually associated with other rare minerals.


Joel E. Arem, Ph.D., FGA

Dr. Joel E. Arem has more than 60 years of experience in the world of gems and minerals. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Mineralogy from Harvard University, he has published numerous books that are still among the most widely used references and guidebooks on crystals, gems and minerals in the world.

Co-founder and President of numerous organizations, Dr. Arem has enjoyed a lifelong career in mineralogy and gemology. He has been a Smithsonian scientist and Curator, a consultant to many well-known companies and institutions, and a prolific author and speaker. Although his main activities have been as a gem cutter and dealer, his focus has always been education. joelarem.com

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