Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


Smoky & Colourless QUARTZ  - 
Nansivik Mine, Arctic Bay, northern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
These quartz and smoky quartz gems were cut from crystals found at the Nanisivik Mine, near Arctic Bay, 750 kms north of the arctic circle on Baffin Island, Nunavut. The Nanisivik Mine opened in 1976 and produced lead and zinc for over 2 decades, finally closing in 2002 after zinc prices fell damatically. During its years of operation many fine crystals of pyrite, sphalerite, galena, calcite, dolomite, quartz and other less common minerals were unearthed. Some of these well crystallized minerals, particularly the pyrite, are well known to mineral collectors.
Weight........... 20.38 carats Catalogue #..B3968
Dimensions... 21.3 x 16.0 mm Cut Style....... cushion
Colour............ very light smoky gray Clarity............ lightly included
Total Price.... $80.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 18.81 carats Catalogue #..B3975
Dimensions... 25.1 x 14.1 mm Cut Style....... oval
Colour............ medium smoky gray Clarity............ eye clean
Total Price.... $150.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)




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