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    MONTANA SAPPHIRE: ROUGH & CUT SET
    Yogo Gulch, Yogo District, Little Belt Mts, Judith Basin Co., Montana, USA
    Few people outside of the gem trade are aware of the fine quality Sapphires that have been mined in the Yogo Gulch area of Montana. Given that the production over the years has been small, it is a testament to the quality of the gem material that mining is still viable in this uniquely American mine. The matched "rough & cut" set seen here features a beautiful, facetted example of classic "corn-flower" blue hue accompanied by an actual piece of the uncut Sapphire from this little-known gem mine. The pear-shaped gemstone is quite clean and it weighs 1.16 cts while measuring 8.15 x 5.88 mm. The crystal fragment weighs in at 2.35 cts and measures 9.8 x 6.84 mm. Both are from the collection of Dan Mayer of Sun City, Idaho, who was a prominent exploration geologist in the 1950's.


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    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
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