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4 specimens found
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Corundum var. Sapphire
stock #16.1-658
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay division, Myanmar (Burma)
2.5 x 1 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $320
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.
Corundum var. Ruby on Calcite with Phlogopite
stock #16.1-660
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay division, Myanmar (Burma)
6.3 x 4.4 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Winter 2016-17

A rich red Ruby crystal that is transparent, has a slight color zoning and more purple core. This stands nicely from the encasing Calcite matrix. A second corundum crystal on the backside is broken and more blue, it is not seen from the display side. There is one clean repair that is not seen without help of 20X magnification, otherwise the Ruby is perfect and complete. The crystal is partially enclosed on the calcite with 1.9 CM exposed and seems to be about 2.8 CM overall. Very fine form and color, Mogok Ruby has been regarded as the best in the world for centuries, yet few good specimens are seen. Mined in 2016, it is now illegal to export uncut gems from Mynamar.
Chondrodite on calcite
stock #8-BUR 883
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay division, Burma (Myanmar)
6.5 x 6.6 CM (miniature)
price: $300


A single orange brown Chondrodite crystal of over 2 CM sits on contrasting Calcite. The matrix also has a few micro spinels scattered on it but the Chodrodite is the main event. A very sizable and undamaged example with the typical melted look for this region. These have not been available for some time, and this piece is one of the best I have seen for Chondrodite from Mogok.
Chrome Tremolite
stock #8BURE 881
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay division, Burma (Myanmar)
5.9 x 3.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $200


A single sizable (3 CM) crystal of rich green Chrome tremolite sits on a calcite matrix. The crystal form is impressively sharp for one of such size, this is not the typical "blob" of tremolite! Great color and gemmy on thin edges, these are not common in general and rare in such aesthetic specimen.
4 specimens found
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