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Emerald in Matrix


This is a beautiful specimen hosting an intact, translucent (rare for Chinese Emeralds-usually opaque), well-formed crystal of Emerald (a variety of Beryl). The Emerald crystal is terminated and nicely striated. It is situated on a matrix consisting of Calcite with a coating of microcrystalline Pyrite. A partial rhombohedron of translucent Calcite can be clearly seen to the left of the Emerald Crystal. A very aesthetic specimen in excellent condition.

Location: Malipo County, Yunnan Province, China

Size: 7 x 5.2 x 6.4 cm

SKU: EM1457CH Categories: , ,

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