Aquamarine - gem single XL ex. Lockhart Coll

Inna Nala, Nagar, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm
Start Time: 02/20/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2010 6:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

This gorgeous 62-gram gem crystal is fat, robust, and simply impressive. It is a very equant piece on its sides, sharply hexagonal; and so lustrous and smooth on the long side faces that it frankly looks carved on first glance. It was purchased in 1992, in the still-early days of Pakistani mineral exports, by collector Brent Lockhart of Houston, from whom I obtained it in trade recently. The crystal was one of seven similar crystals recovered from a small pocket collected at 12000 feet elevation in the rugged Karakorum Mountains, as reported to him by the dealer who exported it at the time. Comes with custom-made, lucite base for display (a $125 added value). Valued at $2000-2500

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