Judith Graham

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

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

    Emerald/Hematite The endless pieces of perfect nature leave us in awe. Connect all the pieces together and one is overwhelmed with beauty and wonder of it in total. K.W.

    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 - 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

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

    Emerald crystal on matrix

    Beryl var. Emerald with Calcite; Boyaca Department, Colombia