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    • Color Variation in Gemmy Amethyst : The Role of Contaminant Diffusion 

      Ihinger, Phillip D.; Nelson, Trevor J.; Chandler, Makayla D.; Noffke, Tyson S. (2018-04)
      The role of contaminant diffusion purple quartz, otherwise known as amethyst, is commonly known for its occurrence as clusters of gemmy crystals that grow on the walls of fluid-filled fractures and vugs in hydrothermal ...
    • The Distribution of Hydrous Impurities in Quartz : The Role of Twinning 

      Ihinger, Phillip D.; Fitzpatrick, William A. (2018-04)
      Quartz crystals have been studied since ancient times by scientists and natural philosophers attempting to unlock the mysteries behind their aesthetic appearance and cryptic morphological properties. Previous studies ...