langbeinite - New Mexico
langbeinite - New Mexico

Langbeinite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information


This material is nondescript and is cut solely as a curiosity. The gems are soft, pale colored, or colorless, with no fire. Few cut stones have been reported, but this may be due to a lack of interest rather than a lack of suitable rough.

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This material is nondescript and is cut solely as a curiosity. The gems are soft, pale colored, or colorless, with no fire. Few cut stones have been reported, but this may be due to a lack of interest rather than a lack of suitable rough.

langbeinite - New Mexico
“Langbeinite-553833,” Carlsbad Potash District, Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico, USA, by John Kygier. Public domain.

Optics: = 1.536.

Occurrence: Evaporite deposits from marine waters.

Saskatchewan, Canada; North Germany; Austria; India. Carlsbad, New Mexico: beds up to 7 feet thick.

Comments: This material is nondescript and is cut solely as a curiosity. The gems are soft, pale colored, or colorless, with no fire. Few cut stones have been reported, but this may be due to a lack of interest rather than a lack of suitable rough.

Name: After A. Langbein of Leopoldshall, Austria.


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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