DR. HANNEMAN'S MINERAL COLLECTION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE NEAR FUTURE
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:30 am 
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Hello,

For you what are the rarest crystals or gems that you dream to have in your collection?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:11 am 
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joachidolite is nice. C'est con ca ne pousse pas en france.


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Stop light Red 10 ct diamond. Well, why not 100 cts or more since I'm dreaming! :D

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I'd like to have a haüyne big enough to do something with.

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Hi Barbra,
The bigest Hauyne I have never had (and sold) was a 1.20 ct perfectly clean and diamond cut. I jave set it wit a diamond in the same size.
Huge!

Hi Cassecailloux,
We can say that Johachidolite is rare, but not so difficult to supply presently.

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I agree with ms. B hauyne that has some size..nothing beats the blue of a hauyne..should i even go so far as to say not even the best sapphires can beat the hauyne blue [-X [-X [-X [-X :shock: :shock:

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I mean seriously can you really beat this blue


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Here are a few from my collection that I feel are rare...

Bi-color Sphalerite, 0.65ct, Spain

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Bixbite, 0.55ct, Utah

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Zincite, 0.43ct, Poland

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Clinohumite, 1.12ct, the Taymyr region of northern Siberia

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Hauyne, 0.02ct each, Bims Rock Quarry, Niedermendig, Laach Lake Volcano, Eifel Mts., Germany (and far to small to use, just eye candy)

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Axenite, 1.24ct, Brazil

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Most truly rare stones seem to be more about rarity than beauty, so I'm going to have to go with hyune as well. Now there's a blue to drool over.

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and anything over say 1.50cts. I would def. consider rare

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thanks to everybody for these first answers.
I am agreeing with the fact that your feeling is first going to the beauty, not only the rarety for science.
But we can co;promize...

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Faceted pallasite peridot.

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I spoke with a vendor for faceted pallasite peridot in Tucson.
One had to contractually agree to several stipulations regarding the resale of the extraterrestrial gem before they would allow a private party to buy a sample.
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I asked, "What if I buy one and die?"
I was told my heirs should be directed to contact them for instructions on allowable avenues for liquidation.

WOW.

I'd venture to say when that meteorite entered our atmosphere it wasn't looking for an "exclusive".

PS I think all of Xtreme1's examples are rare and VERY beautiful.


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I am happy to still have a 0.53ct peridot from an Esquel Pallasite!

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empress wrote:
Faceted pallasite peridot.


Okay, I'd take one of those :D Or a cab....might almost rather have the cab, with the peridot in matrix. That wouldn't actually be too hard to arrange.

That's hilarious about the buyer requirements!

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