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English: Beryl, Calcite
Locality: Coscuez Mine (Cosquez Mine), Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: miniature, 4.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Emerald on Calcite
A central 3.2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm emerald crystal, translucent and gemmy, sits amidst a nest of stark white calcite. Importantly the calcite is crystallized - the best kind of matrix on these. The emerald has a very gemmy tip, and the rest of the crystal is quite translucent. It is a medium green in color, by gem dealer standards, but this is a color that I find very pleasing and fine for a specimen. As well, the contrast of white on green is dramatic. Long in the collection of Steven Sinotte and Rebecca Stewart, they bought this directly from one of the sources, and I agree with their feeling that this is a very special, balanced, display miniature. There are many emeralds to be had, and choosing one requires a compromise og gemminess, color, aesthetics, matrix, etc...this piece really has most qualities you would want, and for the price range I thought a very impressive specimen
Deutsch: Beryll, Calcit
Fundort: Coscuez Mine (Cosquez Mine), Muzo, Distrikt Vasquez-Yacopí Mining, Boyacá, Kolumbien (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 4.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/new2010/tmu26c.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Calcite&page=194
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