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Fluorite on Sphalerite Fluorite on SphaleriteCave-in-Rock Illinois

Fluorite on Sphalerite Fluorite on SphaleriteCave-in-Rock Illinois

Fine natural emerald crystal from the Muzo-La Pita mining area.  Jeff Scovil. Courtesy: Gonzalo Jara.    Experts describe emerald’s brilliance as “satiny,” like the luster of a satin ribbon. Emerald has a softness which contrasts with the “crisp” brilliance of tsavorite garnet, its only rival for the title of “greatest of the green.”

Fine natural emerald crystal from the Muzo-La Pita mining area. Jeff Scovil. Courtesy: Gonzalo Jara. Experts describe emerald’s brilliance as “satiny,” like the luster of a satin ribbon. Emerald has a softness which contrasts with the “crisp” brilliance of tsavorite garnet, its only rival for the title of “greatest of the green.”

Elbaite with albite Origin: Malkhan Mountains, Chyta Region, Russia

Elbaite with albite Origin: Malkhan Mountains, Chyta Region, Russia

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