This is the finest example of a pyrite on "poker chip" calcite we've ever seen! The first thing that stands out about this one is the color of the pyrite which is a very reddish copper color, and it stands out against the white calcite crystals.
Diopside and Garnet, Testa Ciarva, Pian della Mussa, val d'Ala, Torino province, Piedmont, Italy. Dimensions: 55x32x35mm. Red hessonite crystals, very brilliant, on rodingite matrix, associated to greenish Diopside
Dom Pedro Aquamarine - The world's largest cut and polished aquamarine. Housed in the permanent collection of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The finished piece is nearly 14 in tall and weighs carats, or about 5 lbs. It is estimated to have