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English: Orthoclase
Locality: Itrongay (Itrongahy), Mahasoa East Commune, Betroka District, Anosy (Fort Dauphin) Region, Tuléar (Toliara) Province, Madagascar (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: miniature, 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm
Orthoclase (rough and cut set)
GEM: 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm; weight 15.03 carats The finest gem crystals of orthoclase are produced in this region of Madagascar, although most of the crystals come out broken and tumbled. This is a VERY RARE AND LARGE , 100% gem, crystal of sharp feldpsar of this rare style! Although there is some minor contactting on lower portions of the sides, i can tolerate it as this is still a very well crystallized, golden, transparent, crystal with all faces present. Also, teh termination is SHARP, not rounded as usual! Its gem weight is 55 grams. Accompanying this crystal is a 15.03 carat, golden, faceted gem, of the same orthoclase. This is a set where both are equally fine, although the specimen is the more rare.
Deutsch: Orthoklas
Fundort: Itrongay (Itrongahy), Gemeinde Mahasoa East, Distrikt Betroka, Region Anosy (Fort Dauphin), Tuléar Province, Madagaskar (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
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