Gems: Hackmanite - Rhodochrosite

0.37 ct. Inyoite with Meyerhofferite

0.37 ct. Inyoite with Meyerhofferite

150.00
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  • Color:  Colorless
  • Clarity:  Moderately Included
  • Origin:  Salta, Sijes, Argentia
  • Cut:  Round
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  5 mm

We absolutely could not resist offering something as esoteric as this little gem!  The species is rare and faceted stones are practically nonexistent - it is not only just a 2 on the Moh's scale, but it is also brittle and water soluble.  So, you can imagine the difficulty in cutting.  What is even more peculiar here is that this is actually an Inyoite inclusion stone - yes, that's right there is a crystal of Meyerhofferite (an alteration product of Inyoite) completely enclosed in the stone.  Interestingly, both of these species were first identified in California, yet this example comes from Argentina.  A specialist piece if ever there was one.  

$150 total