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    RARE STONE: HIDDENITE, 41.53 CT.
    Brazil
    Hiddenite; named for an exploration geologist working for Thomas Edison, is the green variety of Spodumene, a Lithium Aluminum Silicate. There are not a lot of localities for this gem material and production has never been very great from any of them. As Hiddenites go, this is a sizable gemstone; it is cut in an oval brilliant style and features a light, minty green body color. There are a couple of inclusions; one, near the culet and the other out towards the girdle: otherwise clean and bright. This large, rare gemstone measures 25.2 x 19.0 mm and weighs 41.53 carats.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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