Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil (2008 find)
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm
Start Time: 05/23/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/08/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This heliodor has superb lemon-yellow color and luster, and comes from one of the few great recent finds of heliodor beryl (in 2008 here). The upper portion of the crystal is transparent and could be facetted. It is from a small pocket of remarkably fine crystals - most crystals from here are etched by natural solutions after formation and it is VERY VERY rare to find a large non-corroded crystal of such quality in these deposits. This crystal is complete, though shows some very minor surface etching of the flat faces. Note this is NATURAL COLOR...some heliodor crystals in recent years have been treated to make them turn yellow, from pale aquamarine. BETTER IN PERSON as it is quite translucent, even transparent in portions. 57 grams. Valued highly, $1500-2000, as you do not see many of these turn up!

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