Faceting Design Diagram: Battle Mountain – Feldspar – Bytonite, Labradorite, Spectrolite, Orthoclase


Sunstone (Feldspar, Bytonite, Labradorite, Spectrolite, Orthoclase)

Battle Mountain Jeff Graham Facet Design

Battle Mountain Jeff Graham Facet Design

Battle Mountain (SUN39.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
80.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
29 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 37
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 3.000 T/W = 1.216 T/L = 0.405 P/W = 0.450
C/W = 0.244 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.714 P/H = 0.630 C/H = 0.342 Vol./W^3 = 1.026

Addition # 11 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is designed for long sliver shaped rough and is good for light to medium color. It will work on light shiller.

Battle Mountain Jeff Graham Facet Design

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

About the author
Jeff R. Graham
The late Jeff Graham was a prolific faceter, creator of many original faceting designs, and the author of several highly-regarded instructional faceting books such as Gram Faceting Designs.
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