Mulder's Box by Debra Najera

Mulder's Box - designed by Debra Najera DMNajera@aol.com ©1998
Angles for R.I. = 1.50 25 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 29
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry 96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.304 T/L = 0.304 P/W = 0.499 C/W = 0.201 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.720 P/H = 0.693 C/H = 0.279
Vol./W^3 = 0.324 Brightness at 0 degrees tilt for R.I. = 1.50
COS = 75.7 ISO = 85.4

Pavilion
g 90.00 96-24-48-72
P1 42.00 01-23-25-47-49-71-73-95 Cut to meetpoint.
P2 41.80 02-22-26-46-50-70-74-94 Cut to form cross out of P1.
P3 55.00 96-24-48-72 Level girdle, meeting p2 at corners.
Crown
C 30.00 96-24-48-72
00.00 Table Cut table no more than 1/3 width stone.

Mulder's Box is a design I created for X-files fans, and is angled for Moldavite (of course). Moldavite is a Tektite from the Moldau River area in Czechoslovakia. Its origin is uncertain. It may have came from outer space, or it may be the end product of a meteorite impact. The truth is uncertain. Perhaps Alex Krycek knows! The chrome green color coupled with tiny bubbles make for an interesting stone!

Jon Rolfe introduced me to a neat optical trick in which internal light reflection creates a virtual image. Jon showed me his pentagon cut in which a perfect five ray star appears in the stone all though none is cut! In Mulder's Box the illusion of an X appears even though none is cut, an optical phenomenon for Agent Dana Scully to explain. It appears out of nowhere, like the wedding band on Fox Mulder's finger! Wierdness! This cut also works well on Angel Hair Quartz. The rutile needles make the X look like it's tangled in web.

When cutting p2 to form the Greek cross, cut to an eye-pleasing width. Don't be concerned with how wide or narrow to leave p1. What is important is to keep the table small (1/3 of the stone width). A large table will result in a box with four points appearing in the table instead of the X. Happy cutting and remember, trust no one!


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