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11 specimens listed
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Spinel on Quartz and Calcite
stock #18.1-995
Pein Pyit, Mogok, Sagaing District
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
2.8 x 2.3 x 1.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $350


Well exposed, complete octahedron of ruby Spinel perched on a sliver of matrix. A few tiny flecks pf Pyrite are present as well, but mostly this is about the deep red Spinel crystal. This has some of the typical pitting, rounded edges and adhering matrix but is otherwise a very pretty dark red gem crystal, There are a few small gemmy Spinel seen with magnification on the flat sides of the matrix, they are almost invisible by naked eye. Myanmar has a well deserved reputation for exceptional gem crystals, especially for Rubies. However for hundreds of years Spinel were often substituted for Ruby. The gem fields in Mogok produce far more Spinel than Ruby, and it has been increasing in acceptance as a legitimate and valued gem. This is a nice affordable crystal that is above average in quality.
Ruby (Corundum) on Marble
stock #19.1-782
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $150


A sharp, doubly terminated pink to red Ruby sits well exposed on contrasting Calcite/ Marble. The Crystal is 2.3 CM long, and shows bright luster and sharp striations. Vividly fluorescent as well, the crystal is complete despite a few cracks, and has a good translucence.
SOLD Painite
stock #SOLD 19.1-861
Ohngaing, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
1.2 x .8 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


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 -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.
11 specimens listed
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