Wilkeite
Wilkeite

Wilkeite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information


An overview on Wilkeite Jewelry and Gemstones. Covers details and essential information on the physical properties and characteristics of Wilkeite gems.

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An overview on Wilkeite Jewelry and Gemstones. Covers details and essential information on the physical properties and characteristics of Wilkeite gems.

Wilkeite
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Apatite Group.

Occurrence: In metamorphosed marbles.

Kyshtym, Urals, USSR; Laacher See, Germany.

Crestmore, California in marble.

Comments: Wilkeite is a rare silicate—sulfate apatite that has not been encountered as faceted gems; however. I have seen cuttable crystals that would yield stones in the 1-5 carat range. These would be extremely rare stones.

Name: After R. M. Wilke, mineral collector and dealer in Palo Alto, California.


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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