'A brand new mix of green beryl (emerald) in a mica / schist matrix. This is exceptional specimen grade material mined exclusively in Zimbabwe for Toprock. The emeralds are not gemmy but rather milky in clarity but have a lovely rich green colour! The material is generally found in fairly large blocks which are then cobbed into smaller more sellable specimens. Each specimen also undergoes extensive high pressure cleaning to remove excess matrix, and to expose the emeralds.
Zimbabwe is an amazing country which has been destroyed over the last few decades due to bad leadership and corruption at the highest levels. Fortunately, the Zimbabwean people are incredibly resourceful and somehow have managed to deal with hyper inflation for the better half of two decades. We have had many ties to the region for many years, with some of our key staff coming from Zimbabwe. We have supported exploration and continue to support ongoing mining efforts in the region in order to create income streams for several communities across the width and breath of Zimbabwe. It is due to our support of exploration efforts that we have found Herkimer diamond-like deposits, expanded the mining of Chiredzi Amethyst, Lemurian Smokey Quartz crystals, as well as several other lines which have become regional staples. This has been a three decade long project which has only recently begun to supply sustainable and viable commercial grade specimens. It is very exciting and very rewarding for us to see this project starting to sustain itself and organically grow.
Locality = Zimbabwe
Grade = Very Good Grade
Size = 123 - 126 mm | 4.8 - 5 inch
Nett Weight = 1.9 Kg | 4.2 Lbs
Product Type = Small Batch