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    Carnaiba Mine, Pindobaçu, Campo Formoso Ultramafic Complex, Bahia, Brazil

    This Alexandrite specimen has a very well formed, classic, twinned sixling crystal group. It originally was surrounded by the black Biotite schist that now serves as matrix for the tabular Alexandrite crystals. Color is a very dark green under 'cool-white' fluorescent lights that shifts to a purple under incandescent illumination. The largest crystal is 1.1 inches (2.8 cm), while the crystal group is 1.85 inches (4.7 cm) across. Luster is the greasy to vitreous one common to Alexandrites from Carnaiba. Condition is pristine with no damage, and it comes with a custom acrylic base.
    Overall Measurements: 2.78 x 2.49 x 1.15 inches (7.08 x 6.34 x 2.93 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Pala International [Hoppel #D1645]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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