Colombian Emeralds are the world standard for size, quality, color and optic clarity. Typically, you’ll see crystals with smooth flat basal terminations, but I picked this piece of out dozens from a dealer at the Tucson Show a few years ago based strictly upon its gorgeous pyramidal termination, which features FIRST and SECOND order faces - extremely uncommon in Emerald. I love the “pencil”-shape of the crystal as it tapers down from the smooth hexagonal prism faces into the pointed termination. There is a still a small “c” face (pinacoid) that can be seen for a nice touch. If the rarely seen habit wasn’t enough, the crystal is INTENSELY saturated with a phenomenal chrome green color, which is amplified by the fact that it is GEM QUALITY and virtually WATER CLEAR! The matrix is a typical mix of grey-white colored rhombic Calcite with a few golden Pyrite crystals mixed in. No damage to the Emerald crystal and as good as the photos might look, the piece truly is better in person. Supreme quality, color, clarity and the wonderful crystal habit make this a must have specimen for any fan of gem crystals, Beryls / Emeralds or just fine quality mineral specimens. Keep in mind that out of the thousands of Emeralds found in Colombia every year, good matrix specimens make up a tiny percentage of what’s found, and a piece like this with such a unique and eye-catching crystal habit represents less than 1% of the production.
Locality: La Pita Mine, Maripí Municipality, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Specimen Size: 4.4 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm (miniature)
Emerald Crystal: 5 mm
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Last updated 3 July 2022.
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