Ethiopian Emerald, Rough, 7 g (Specimen)
Our Ethiopian emeralds are from the recently discovered mine deposit in near Shakiso, Southern Ethiopia. We source rough emeralds for jewelry companies and collectors. This piece shows crystal formation in a mica schist.
External reference: GIA: A New Discovery of Emeralds from Ethiopia, 2017.
|Length / width / depth|
13.92 mm / 20.28 mm / 20.62 mm
GIA: A New Discovery of Emeralds from Ethiopia, 2017
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1. Geology of the emerald deposit is closely related to the near-by Kenticha tantalum mine, close to the dealing town of Shakiso;
2. This deposit is located at the southern rim of the Adola belt, which is dominated by pegmatites, metamorphic successions, high-grade schists and gneisses (feldspar, quartz, and mica);
3. The Kenticha field is penetrated by N/S striking pegmatites that are dated to be c. 500 million years old;
4. The emerald discovery was an unexpected find by a local couple looking for tantalum where they saw green gems in their washing pans;
5. Rough emeralds yielded come in a large range of quality, colour and clarity; and
6. See our analysis section for more information.
EMERALD DEPOSIT LOCATION
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