RARE Diamond Crystal In Conglomerate DIAMANTINA, BRAZIL
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Diamond in ConglomerateDiamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil9.1cm x 6.6cm x 5.6cm
Description/Interesting Notes: A rare example of diamond on conglomerate matrix from this classic Brazilian locale!!! This specimen hosts a brilliant, sharply defined diamond crystal prominently exposed on an attractive conglomerate matrix!!! The diamond crystal is complete and measures approximately .5cm!!! The crystal exhibits an overall octahedral form w...ith complexly striated faces and marked clarity!!! The associated conglomerate is quite interesting in and of itself as well - it is very impressive just how hard and rigid this conglomerate is!!! It is harder and more rigid than most concrete!!! It is also interesting to see that there appears to be some stratification of pebble size and type as well!!! Years ago, when I first saw one of these diamond in conglomerate specimens from Brazil I was quite skeptical - however, after rigorous inspection, testing, and research it became very clear that they were indeed natural!!! This characteristic material was encountered at least as far back as the 19th century - after a bit of research we were surprised to find old color plates of these specimens dating back to the 1800's!!! This specimen is absolutely 100% natural and authentic (inspected with high power scope, tested with solvents, UV, etc. just to be sure)!!! Absolutely amazing material!!! Don't miss out on this rare opportunity!!! The pics hardly do it justice!!! Must be seen in person to be fully appreciated!!!Good luck and be sure to check out my other exciting mineral auctions on ebay!!!
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