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    Scorpion Mine, Tsavo National Park, Voi, Taita Taveta District, Coast Province, Kenya

    In 1967, in what is now known as Tanzania, British geologist Campbell Bridges discovered, bright green Grossularite: Tsavorite. But Campbell could not export any of these exciting new gems - so with dogged persistence he went into neighboring Kenya and rediscovered the vivid green gemstone for a second time in 1971. Tsavorite has a particularly high refractive index and does not have to undergo any treatment to bring out its color - resulting in natural green gemstones of great brilliance that are significantly more robust than that other green gemstone: Emerald. Only rarely are rough crystals of over 5 carats found, so a facetted Tsavorite of more than five carats, such as this one, is very rare. This Tsavorite is a facetted 5.64 carat oval. It is a deep chrome green: a bright lively, gemstone in fine condition.
    Measurements: 13.55 x 8.91 mm, 5.64 ct.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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