|Group of faceted iolites set in a golden cross. |
Iolites are some of the more attractive
gemstones, but few jewelers keep them on
hand because of relatively low-value and
|Cordierite mica schist, Palmer Canyon. Three faceted iolites|
sit on the edge of a large iolite porphyroblast.
|Large porphyroblast of iolite with distinct parting planes and pseudo-hexagonal crystal habit, |
Palmer Canyon, Laramie Mountains, Wyoming (photo by author).
|Group of faceted iolites and rubies from Palmer Canyon, Wyoming|
|Beautiful, large iolite porphyroblast in mica gneiss from|
Palmer Canyon, Wyoming.
|Outcrop of iolite gem cut by milky quartz vein, Grizzly Creek|
Wyoming. Photo by author.