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    RARE GEMSTONE: CASSITERITE
    China
    When one thinks of tin, one doesn't generally think of a transparent gemstone but rather something opaque. But Cassiterite is the primary ore for tin. Very rarely some Cassiterite crystals are transparent, as was the case with this stone. Faceted as an oval brilliant, it is colorless to slightly smoky in coloration and has high refraction and dispersion characteristics. There are a number of inclusions but none of serious consequence. This rare and unusual gemstone weighs 7.51 carats and measures 10.5 x 8.7 mm.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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