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English: Beryl (Var.: Aquamarine)
Locality: Medina, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil (Locality at mindat.org)
This is a ballbuster aqua. And, you know i normally dont get excited about big single gem xls. this thing GLOWS and has the juiciest deepest richest blue color i chacteristic from the famous Medina pocket of 1998. Well, ok, all the good ones really had equivalent color, truth be told - a remarkable consistency among the pocket contents. Most folks consider this the most important find of gem quality aquamarine in a single pocket, since the 1940s find of the style of the "Pioneer Aqua" in Brazil. This piece i can recommend because the quality is every bit as good as what you can ever hope to get from the find and so you do not sacrifice quality at all to buy this one as opposed to waiting for one of the few bigger ones to resurface; they remain uniquely recognizable in the beryl world as being from a unique and special pocket; the history and pedigree are good; and the piece is just plain gorgeous. The strength and the problem with the material from this find is that it is all gemmy and gem rough. it is glassy, and better in person in that regard. so the good part is that makes them beautiful. the bad part is that makes them "cutters" of obvious and easily realized value to the miners. 9.75 x 5 x 4 cm
Deutsch: Beryll (Var.: Aquamarin)
Fundort: Medina, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brasilien (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-104102.html


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