Diaspore V-Twin
Diaspore V-Twin from Selcuk, Mugla Province, Aegean Region, Turkey
Collection Robert Lavinsky
Description Once an old classic, there was a lapse of production from this locality for decades. Now, re-mining efforts for specimens here have produced a probably brief burst of this old gem material again, and at very reasonable prices for specimens in better condition than the pieces we find stashed in most old collections from the 1960s-1970s. This is a particularly fat and gemmy crystal, twinned, with substantial value in gem-cutting material alone. It is complete all around, and shows unusually well-developed, broad terminations. This fine miniature was purchased in Europe in 2009 and has been in the collection of Bill Larson, prior to an exchange to Rob Lavinsky.
Locality Selcuk, Mugla Province, Aegean Region, Turkey
Dimensions 3.6 x 3.6 x 2.6 cm
Specimen Grade D
Photograph www.iRocks.com, Joe Budd photo

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