Specimen #2362

Name: Goethite and Hematite included Quartz

Type: Gem

Locality: Brazil

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 11.10 mm x 8.39 mm

Weight: 2.90 cts

Acquired: 2012-01-12

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: N

Comment: Everybody is probably familiar with this material, but have you seen how these gems have sky-rocketed in popularity recently? I have seen some European gem and jewelry dealers who are SELLING this material for $100 per carat, and it is flying off the shelves. It seems to have found a niche in the European market, and buyers and dealers alike are scooping these gems up as fast as they can find them. I honestly have always liked these gems, but now they are becoming more difficult for me to purchase. This stone is essentially a colorless Quartz "Oval Cabochon" cut stone, but it features a reddish Hematite "blades" and silvery Goethite "needles". With the high prices being paid for these gems, they will more than likely always stay at a high value from now on, so do not miss your chance to scoop up this top great stone for a good price.

Minerals: Goethite (Fe+++O(OH)) Hematite Quartz (SiO2)

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Goethite and Hematite included Quartz, Brazil - FOV: 8.5 x 12.7 mm (2.9 cts)