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    Rare Gemstone: Baryte - 25.32 Ct.
    Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District
    Katanga Copper Crescent
    Katanga (Shaba)
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

    Baryte is found world-wide but rarely fashioned into a gemstone. This large triangular, near colorless, example was cut by master gem faceter Mike Gray of Coast-to-Coast Rare Gems. It was fashioned from rough found in 2005 at the Mashamba West Mine, one of the famed Malachite mines in the Katanga Copper Crescent.
    Measurements: 15.52 x 15.49 x 12.60 mm, 25.32 cts.
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Rainbow of Africa Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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