Emerald on matrix

Badel Emerald mine, South of Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.0 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 06/04/2009 6:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:15:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This is one of the oldest and most significant Emerald mines in the world. This area has been mined for Emerald specimens for approximately 1000 years. This piece features somewhat translucent, rich emerald green color, "stubby" crystals of Emerlad on schist matrix. The crystals are somewhat gemmy in areas, and are reasonably attractive when viewed close up. For Beryl collectors, this is a great opportunity to obtain an Emerald from this classic and well known Asian Emerald mine.

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