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English: Phosphophyllite
Locality: Unificada Mine, Cerro de Potosí (Cerro Rico), Potosí City, Potosí Department, Bolivia (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: thumbnail, 1.9 x 1 x 0.5 cm
Phosphophyllite (faceted)
10.43 carats I am not normally into faceted gems, but when they get this rare and this gorgeous, and merge with mineralogical rarity, how could i say no? I am told confidently by gem trade experts that this is the biggest and best on the market in years and is certainly among the top cut phosphos known to exist. It is an old stone, cut decades ago and long stashed away with the specimens in a prominent mineral collection. This is an IMPORTANT collector piece and , without a doubt, an investment-grade gem. It is as nearly clean as you can ask for in such rare old material, and I am told that the cut is of quite high quality as well as that it is the best seen for sale in over a decade. THERE IS NO COLOR IN MINERALS LIKE THAT OF A PHOSPHO!!!
Deutsch: Phosphophyllit
Fundort: Unificada Mine, Cerro de Potosí (Cerro Rico), Potosí City, Potosí , Bolivien (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 1.9 x 1 x 0.5 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/t06-x5a.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Phosphophyllite&page=2


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