Trapiche Emerald
Trapiche Emerald from Muzo Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
Collection Robert Lavinsky
Description This type of Emerald is characterized by thin septae of carboniferous shale separating the crystal into a flower-like appearance. Trapiche Emeralds are quite rare, and highly valued especially for their value in jewelry. They are typically made into cabochons, rather than faceted stones. This one has excellent color, bright and showy, whereas many are dull. It has gemmy areas within the pattern. Ex John Barlow, ex Irv Brown.
Locality Muzo Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
Dimensions 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm.
Specimen Grade C
Photograph Photo

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