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  1. #1
    Feb 2007
    paterson nj
    discovery 2000 , ace 250 & x-terra 50
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    got this fron n.c. i think its an emerald not sure if it's worth anything
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  2. #2

    Mar 2007
    West "by god" Virginia
    Fishers CZ5 and 1280X
    12 times

    Re: emerald

    A pic viewed from the end might help. Emerald is in the Beryl family. Beryl is a 6 sided crystal. Tourmaline is a rather rounded, 3 sided crystal.

    It looks like an emerald, but it would have to be looked at closely by a cutter to determine its value.

    Nice piece!..................HH

  3. #3
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
    377 times

    Re: emerald

    Beryl can be separated from tourmaline by hardness
    Beryl runs to a hardness of 8 on a Mohs scale and tourmaline is at 7 to 7 1/2.

    Both are classified as Cyclosilicates
    Both are Hexagonal in crystal habit.

    A gem cutter of jeweler would be able to help,
    if you don't have a good mineralogist handy.

    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  4. #4
    Feb 2007
    paterson nj
    discovery 2000 , ace 250 & x-terra 50
    613 times

    Re: emerald

    ok thanks for the replys .

  5. #5

    Sep 2007
    Central Florida
    Whites, Garrett, & Compass
    1 times

    Re: emerald

    Yes it's an emerald but to check for cutability place in on a strong light and see if there are any imperfection's in the center.



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