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    Emerald
    Cobra Pit, Gravelotte Emerald Mine, Murchison Range, Limpopo Province, South Africa, South Africa

    African Emeralds run the gamut from heavily included and pale "aquarium gravel" to transparent with the kind of color you would expect from this gem. The two pieces making up this lot are both from the Cobra Pit of the Gravelotte Emerald Mine in South Africa. One is a chunk of the typical mica schist matrix the Emeralds are found in, complete with 4 or 5 small emeralds still embedded in the matrix. The other is a single loose, hexagonal crystal with but traces of matrix, that is medium emerald green, quite transparent and glassy in luster. The loose crystal shows signs of reinforcement and there are clean areas in the crystal that would cut 5 stones. There is no sign of oiling or other treatment other than the reinforcement.
    Measurements of the Emerald crystal: 1.7 x 0.5 x 0.4 inches (4.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Rainbow of Africa Collection


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    15th Thursday
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