What are the Best Rough Sapphire Stones? International

This is the most valued color in sapphire Lighter stones lose value quickly deeper blues less so Deep royal blue gems are quite valuable until they get too dark As a general rule the best blue rough sapphire stones come from South and Southeast Asia although those from Africa sometimes have pretty high quality Fancy Colored Sapphires

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Yogo sapphire WikiVisually

"Yogo sapphire" is the preferred term for gems found in the Yogo Gulch whereas "Montana sapphire" generally refers to gems found in other Montana locations More gem quality sapphires are produced in Montana than anywhere else in North America Montana sapphires come in

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Ruby Information The gemstone of passion and seduction

The gems in Greenland have a color that is quite close to those found in Myanmar and are mined in an ethical and responsible way These gemstones are chiseled from the hard rock not collected from sediments and could make a very interesting future source of this valuable gem

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Edward Allen Gems rough_lbs

Most of these are larger pieces some revealing agate inside others just look like chunks of rock with a colorful matrix Most do NOT look like whole nodules but like they were very difficult to dig out of a hard rock ground with chips around the edg

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Prez_sez_Montana_sapphires Attawaygems

Sapphire from Yogo Gulch enjoys world renown for its natural and uniform deep blue color along with its clarity and brilliance However Yogos typically are small less than one carat when cut Yogos over one carat and greater are unusual Several companies found the hard rock mining for Yogos often to be unsuccessful financially

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Where to Rock Hunt Gems in Idaho | Sciencing

Mar 13 2018· Fire opals draw rock hounds to Squaw Butte 50 miles north of the town of Emmett in Gem County where cherry and salmon pink opals can be found The best known jasper in Idaho is the "Bruneau jasper " a red and green gem quality stone found in Bruneau Canyon located 50 miles south of the town of Bruneau in the Owyhee County

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Where to Rock Hunt Gems in Idaho | Sciencing

Mar 13 2018· Fire opals draw rock hounds to Squaw Butte 50 miles north of the town of Emmett in Gem County where cherry and salmon pink opals can be found The best known jasper in Idaho is the "Bruneau jasper " a red and green gem quality stone found in Bruneau Canyon located 50 miles south of the town of Bruneau in the Owyhee County

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Rock Identification Made Easy thoughtco

In simple terms hard rock scratches glass and steel usually signifying the minerals quartz or feldspar which has a Mohs hardness of 6 or higher Soft rock does not scratch steel but will scratch fingernails (Mohs scale of 3 to 55) while very soft rock won't even scratch fingernails (Mohs scale of 1 to 2)

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I grew up mining Yogo Sapphires in Montana with my grandpa

The dirt is actually very hard and you have to chisel the crap out of it The hard rock mining is pretty interesting too We just lay the matrix out in the open and let the harsh summer and winter erode away the rock I have found a lot of geodes and some other very beautiful crystals in the associated area but can't think of what they're called

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Rock Tumbling Free Beginner's Guide to Tumbling Gemstones

Rock Tumbling Guide Part 1 Buying a Rock Tumbler Anyone who has ever visited a rock shop has seen the beautiful polished semi precious gems which are typically offered for sale These stones are very smooth almost glassy in their texture and the smoothness helps to bring out their underlying patterns or hu

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Cleaning mineral specimens a guide for mineral collectors

The sand blasting removes the softer lepidolite very quickly and leaves a more natural appearance than chisels or scrapers The new pink chalcedony from New Mexico being sold by Ray DeMark is all sandblasted In its natural state it is rough and encrusted A quick sandblast and only the harder quartz chalcedony remains

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Ruby Information The gemstone of passion and seduction

The gems in Greenland have a color that is quite close to those found in Myanmar and are mined in an ethical and responsible way These gemstones are chiseled from the hard rock not collected from sediments and could make a very interesting future source of this valuable gem

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What is the difference between ruby gemstone and sapphires

Rubies & Sapphires are classified as a precious gemstone belonging to the corundums family Corundum has two primary gem varieties ruby and sapphire While these gemstones are almost one and the same ruby and sapphire stones are distinguished by

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Yogo sapphire WikiVisually

"Yogo sapphire" is the preferred term for gems found in the Yogo Gulch whereas "Montana sapphire" generally refers to gems found in other Montana locations More gem quality sapphires are produced in Montana than anywhere else in North America Montana sapphires come in

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DF2014 Stone Dwarf Fortress Wiki

Below is a very brief introduction tailored for DF gamers with links to the relevant game specific pag In geological terminology a rock or stone is basically a composite of minerals Minerals the building blocks of rock are hard inorganic materials with a definite chemical formula and a

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Montana Retailer Acquires Reopens Yogo Sapphire Mine

Aug 22 2017· Bozeman Mont One Montana retailer will soon be bringing more high quality Yogo sapphires to the market The Gem Gallery a jewelry store located in downtown Bozeman has acquired the Vortex mine near Lewistown for an undisclosed sum The mine has been closed for the past five years after its previous owner Mike Roberts died in an accident while inside the mine

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Ruby Sapphire

Note The following is only one of forty five studies of world sources found in Chapter 12 of Richard Hughes' 1997 book Ruby & Sapphire If you like what you see order a copy of the revised 2017 edition direct from the publisher India has long been synonymous with gemston

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THE CORUNDUMINIUM

Extensive sapphire bearing gravel beds exist along Rock Creek between Philipsburg and Hamilton and along the Missouri River near Helena One of the World's great hard rock sapphire deposits "Yogo Gulch" is in the center of the state (it is the subject of another article below) There are numerous smaller gem sapphire deposits around the

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Rough Loose Sapphires for sale | eBay

Get the best deals on Rough Loose Sapphires when you shop the largest online selection at eBay Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands Very Good Good Country of Origin see all Madagascar Sri Lanka South Africa United Stat Thailand India Colombia Shape see all Rough Filter Applied Certification

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Rock Identification Made Easy thoughtco

In simple terms hard rock scratches glass and steel usually signifying the minerals quartz or feldspar which has a Mohs hardness of 6 or higher Soft rock does not scratch steel but will scratch fingernails (Mohs scale of 3 to 55) while very soft rock won't even scratch fingernails (Mohs scale of 1 to 2)

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Australian sapphire my (Page 1) / Gemstones and

Oct 09 2014· So I cut them the first thing was they cut very easilyThey had the usual hard and soft facets but they felt a little different For a start I cut the yellow as a square radiant and did it in 45 minutes from rougha personal best for me and yes all the facets polished with 100 000 and meets sharp It could also be the new system I made

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Texas Gemstones Types and Location in Texas

So without diamonds pearls rubies sapphires or emeralds what are the treasures of Texas and what makes them so special? In the very centre of the state there is a region of very ancient very hard rocks similar to those of the Appalachians This is the Llano uplift and it brought with it the natural blue topaz State Gemstone of Texas

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