Judith Graham

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:14:25 +0000

Beryl (Emerald) doubly terminated - Mina La Pita, Borbur, Boyacá Colombia

    Amethyst phantom with Quartz and Epidote / Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area, Erongo region, Namibia

    EMERALD on CALCITE. Polveros Mine, Muzo, Boyacà, Colombia. ..z

    This breathtaking, vibrant-green emerald specimen was recovered in 2008 at the Kagem emerald mine in north-central Zambia. When found, these emerald crystals are completely encapsulated in massive quartz boulders. Specimen preparators skillfully remove the quartz to expose the beauty of the emeralds.

    Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania

    Gorgeous gem quality Beryl var. Emerald from Chivor Mine, Chivor, Guavio-Guateque Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia

    Emerald "Trapiche" This is a slice of a crystal. Is the result of the growth of a Crystal with the darkened impurity of lutite. As the Crystal grows the darker lutite is pushed to the center and then radiates out in the six directions of the corners of the Crystal. An analysis of MUZO´s trapiche emerald found that the principal coloring agent was vanadium.”3 and “Trapiche Emerald’s are formed when black carbon impurities fill in at the emerald crystal junction.

    Emerald - Hiddenite Emerald mine, Stony Point, Alexander County, North Carolina mw

    Papagoite , Quartz, Hematite, from South Africa

    A superb Rubellite from the famous 1978 find at the Jonas Mine in Brazil. The Tourmaline is the desirable cranberry red colour, transparent with some fluid inclusions as Rubellites tend to have. The Tourmaline has a flat basal pinacoid termination with modified bevelled corners, bright lustre with fine striations along the length. The legendary Rubellite pocket was discovered on Good Friday of 1978 and is considered the most valuable pocket of Tourmaline ever found.

    Beryl (var emerald), Calcite Chivor Mine, Mun. de Chivor, Boyacá Department, Colombia 4.1 x 2.4 cm