Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


TOURMALINE - north of Kimmirut, Nunavut (southern Baffin Island)

A small amount of transparent, gem quality, tourmaline (either dravite or uvite) was discovered in 2003 near Soper Lake, north of the hamlet of Kimmirut, Nunavut. Several complete centimetre-sized crystals and a limited quantity of crystal fragments were collected. When viewed perpendicular to the c-axis this tourmaline is a medium orange brown colour and when viewed parallel to the c-axis it appears dark brown to extremely dark brown. Depending on how these gemstones are oriented with respect to the c-axis they can show either colour.

Weight........... 0.39 carat Catalogue #..B4180
Dimensions... 5.0 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Dark brown Clarity............ Lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
 


Weight........... 0.39 carat Catalogue #..B4177
Dimensions... 4.9 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Very dark brown Clarity............ Eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
 


Weight........... 0.35 carat Catalogue #..B4178
Dimensions... 4.6 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Medium dark brown Clarity............ Eye clean to very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
 


Weight........... 0.26 carat Catalogue #..B4185
Dimensions... 4.2 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Very dark brown Clarity............ Lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
 


Weight........... 0.25 carat Catalogue #..B4188
Dimensions... 4.1 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Dark brown Clarity............ Eye clean to very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
 


Weight........... 0.18 carat Catalogue #..B4195
Dimensions... 3.6 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Medium dark brown Clarity............ Eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
 






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