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English: Beryl (Var.: Emerald), Quartz
Locality: Kagem Emerald Mine, Kafubu Emerald District, Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 3.0 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm.
In some ways, this was my favorite of the emeralds available from the first specimen production out of this world-famous gem mine, for its overall quality and aesthetics. The knoll of quartz matrix features a sharp and very equant, 2.6-cm-long emerald perched atop its natural pedestal. Remarkably, it was excavated without it falling out and needing repairs. It is nestled, still, securely in the quartz which once enclosed (and protected) the crystal. The top termination is very fine and sharp. The lower termination is not lustrous, but is nevertheless complete. It has a consistent, rich, evergreen color, darker than most Colombian emeralds and so distinct. It has better lustre and sharper form, than most Kagem pieces I have now seen.
Deutsch: Beryll (Var.: Smaragd), Quarz
Fundort: Kagem Emerald Mine, Distrikt Kafubu Emerald, Ndola, Copperbelt, Sambia (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 3.0 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-279100.html


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