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Author:  Jason [ Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:48 am ]
Post subject:  Hauyne from Afghanistan

I just got an email from intimate gems offering, among other things, a 1+ ct piece of Hauyne said to be from Afghanistan. Anyone privy to information about this find?

Jason

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:10 am ]
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The Spring 2008, G&G has a brief of hauyne from Afganistan (p.79)
The stones studied in the article were supplied by Intimate Gems. The gems had a green component not seen in the German material. Apparently the hauyne is associated with afghanite and occasionally misidentified as afghanite.
The strongest market for hauyne is Japan, according to the brief.

Author:  Jason [ Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:44 am ]
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Thanks Barbra. I noticed the green component in the pic they posted of the stone. Interesting.

Author:  Coyotegem [ Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:08 am ]
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Jason,
I also was offered Hauyne recently- a parcel of rough from a vendor in Pakistan.
I really don't know much (anything) about the stuff 'cept it's blue and rare. If you wouldn't mind, maybe you could post some links to pics/info on it or tell me more about it? Is it very valuable and sought after?

I declined the parcel because I already had spent far too much cash with said vendor and by that point I felt like I was getting fleeced. As far as it being a 'new find' I don't know where the old find was :smt102 but the parcel was 150 grams of mostly eye-clean... my guess is a lot it has been found and it's making it's way through many dealers' hands.


David

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:26 pm ]
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Check Tim's Report:
http://gemologyonline.com/Forum/phpBB2/ ... 06&start=0

Author:  Coyotegem [ Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:14 pm ]
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Thank you Barbra,
I guess next time I shouldn't look a gift-horse in the mouth... emailed vendor and his reply was that he sold it 5 mins after speaking to me. It was a very good price but wasn't as pretty as the stone in Tim's write up.

David

Author:  Tim [ Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:27 pm ]
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Quote:
The gems had a green component not seen in the German material


The Laacher See locality is said to produce fully green ones as well as clears and everything in between. Whether or not that's misidentified specimens or not I don't know, never seen/tested any.

It's the really strong saturated blues that bring in the big money.

I missed this thread when it was written, I must admit I'm very curious about the Afghan material...

Author:  Coyotegem [ Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:04 pm ]
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Tim Spauwen, FGA wrote:
It's the really strong saturated blues that bring in the big money.

I missed this thread when it was written, I must admit I'm very curious about the Afghan material...


Considering the quantity/quality offered to me there must be a fair amount of the Afghan material floating about... my connection is very small potatoes. I told him I might be interested in the future, so Tim if I get any good material and you still haven't found any for yourself I'll send you a couple.

David

Author:  anitame [ Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:14 pm ]
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This is the best German hauyne I have ever seen:

1.73 ct., Pala Gems

You'll need to scroll a bit more than halfway down the page. I can't even imagine how much it cost.

Author:  gem-n00b [ Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:32 pm ]
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Anita, I fixed your link, now it goes straight to the correct stone.

Author:  Tim [ Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:00 pm ]
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Coyotegem wrote:
Tim Spauwen, FGA wrote:
It's the really strong saturated blues that bring in the big money.

I missed this thread when it was written, I must admit I'm very curious about the Afghan material...


Considering the quantity/quality offered to me there must be a fair amount of the Afghan material floating about... my connection is very small potatoes. I told him I might be interested in the future, so Tim if I get any good material and you still haven't found any for yourself I'll send you a couple.

David


study samples are always welcome :mrgreen:

The weather is getting more pleasant here slowly but surely; I will be going to that quarry again soon and this time I will be looking for locals that can sell me some.

btw. did I ever mention that some samples (the cleaner darker blue ones) fluoresce pink in lwuv? I'm not sure what locktite will do but my best guess is that you will be able to pick a stabilized stone in a glimpse. I will try to get one of them as well so I can complete that story I started last year.

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