Bastnasite

Zagi Mountain, Pakistan
0.28 ct, 4.17 mm x 3.11 mm
Start Time: 12/17/2018 6:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 7:15:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

About 15 years ago, the locality at Zagi Mountain in Pakistan provided collectors with some of the finest quality and amazingly gemmy Bastnasite specimens. Typically the species forms in relatively thin blades and was never suitable enough for cutting stones. The find in Pakistan produced some very thick crystals for the species, some of which are of gem quality. The stones cut from some of these crystals are extremely rare and highly prized by collectors. They often have some sort of inclusions, and completely eye clean gems are very hard to find. This particular stone is a beautiful, golden orange color gem with an "Oval Brilliant" cut. The stone is very very slightly included, which is well above average for this material. This stone would fill a spot in any rare gem collection.

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