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Corundum var. Sapphire - Crystal and Cabochon
stock #20.1-290
Ohngaing, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
4 x 2.2 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $130


Deep blue hexagonal crystal of Sapphire that is doubly terminated (though more crudely at the bottom) and is complete. A few small bits of Calcite is seen on some faces but this is mostly all Corundum. Included with this specimen is a 1.2 CM cabochon cut from another crystal of the same locality. The pair of Sapphires are somewhat translucent and have some inclusions that add interest. A good cut and rough combo from the famed region of Mogok.
Topaz- gem clear crystal on matrix
stock #20.1-271
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
4.3 x 3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $380


Water clear Topaz with perfect form perched on a jagged pegmatite matrix. From the Sakangyi Mine which produced much fine Topaz at one time, this locality has been idle for a few years but is likely not fully exhausted. Very glassy luster, a few faces show extra modifications but overall a classic textbook crystal form. Quite a lot of Sakangyi Topaz had frosted faces and distinct striations, but some smaller crystals like this have faces with no visible striations but have a few termination faces showing a bubbly texture. All in all a pretty prism. No damage.
Topaz on Quartz with Muscovite etc
stock #20.1-105
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
4.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $260
Spring 2020

Several glass clear, colorless Topaz crystals in perfect condition are sticking out of a Quartz crystal matrix. From the Pegmatite of Sakangyi, which had been the source of the best of the Myanmar Topaz, but is now idle. In fine condition, this is a nice example of the occurrence and looks fine from several angles.
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.
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.
12 specimens listed
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