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Painite
stock #19.1-861
Ohngaing, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
1.2 x .8 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $360


A terminated, unusually sharp Painite crystal from the type locality of this rare specie. This crystal has bright luster, some transparency / translucence and red highlights under strong lighting. Far better than typical for this usually crude mineral. For many years Painite was described as the worlds rarest gemstone., at that time a crystal of this quality would be priced in the mid 4 figures when available. That has changed over the past decade but this is still certainly a rare mineral. Although dark this is not etched, included or cracked and could certainly be faceted.
Topaz - textbook form and transparency
stock #18.1-498
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mogok, Myanmar (Burma)
3.9 x 2.1 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $480
Dec 2018

An "air clear" colorless Topaz crystal with perfect form from the famed Mogok gem region of Myanmar. The termination has additional face modifications and the condition is perfect, undamaged and with no internal cleaves. The Topaz of the Sakangyi can sometimes have an exceptional level of optical clarity, but most have some clouds or cleaves. Competition grade miniature that is especially impressive in person. So clear and glasslike it is difficult to photograph.
Phenakite - Untwinned crystals on matrix
stock #18.1-157
Phenakite mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme
Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)
4.6 x 3.2 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Worldwide mix summer

Sharp glassy crystals of Phenakite perched on Microcline and Quartz. Most Myanmar Phenakite is twinned, this is the more rare untwinned form of blocky crystals which are in fine condition. Matrix examples are also quite uncommon, most specimens are loose single six sided prisms. A good value for a choice, uncommon type Phenakite.
Topaz -gem clear crystal
stock #18.1-152A
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
3 x 2.2 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $220
Spring update

A single glass clear crystal that is in person colorless and bright. A few tiny lines and veils are seen inside but nearly all is facet grade. A choice Topaz from the legendary Mogok gem tract. No damage, a few faces have a light frosting but most are smooth, sharp and clear.
Topaz with Quartz and Clevlandite
stock #18.1-155A
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
5.5 x 4.9 x 3.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $1250
Spring update

Super clear gem Topaz on Clevlandite with smokey Quartz in an esthetic cluster. The main Topaz stands well above the matrix and is perfctly transparent fromall views. There is no damage, a few internal veils are seen from some angles but do not reach the surface. All faces are glassy and sharp, an undamaged textbook quality cluster.
Ruby- red Corundum
stock #18.1-154A
Ohngaing, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
3.1 x 1.1 x .9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $850
Spring update

Rich red color Corundum crystal that is crude but complete and translucent throughout. Burmese (Mogok) Rubies are the most valued Ruby in the world and very few crystal specimens are available. This is a complex crystal with some etching (looks "melted" in spots) and recrystallization. Looks good on all sides, this is a sizable 24.5 Carat stone.
Sapphire -blue Corundum crystal
stock #18.1-153A
Ohngaing, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
3.7 x 2.1 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Spring update

A complete, somewhat crude, deep blue Sapphire crystal. Several small pits and cavities in some faces are filled with muscovite and some purplish sapphire chunks as well. Some transparent and translucent areas are seen but the majority is nearly opaque. A nice example of a real Mogok Sapphire that is not top gem grade but also not priced in the 6 figures. Nice specimen, these are not often available as every scrap of color seems to be cutup very quickly.
SOLD Corundum var. Sapphire
stock #SOLD 16.1-658
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
2.5 x 1 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Winter 2016-17

A pair of Sapphire crystals are perched on each other showing perfect textbook form. This shows the classic habit with lightly frosted faces, translucent with some transparent gem areas. Almost colorless with a faint blue to yellow hue, this is complete, a floater and undamaged. A choice thumbnail with far better form than is typical.
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