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Lot 2029
Hibonite
10 – 20 May 2022, 12:00 PDT
Online, Los Angeles

US$3,000 - US$4,000

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Hibonite

Burma
Hibonite is a mineral occurring in various colors with a hardness of 7.5–8.0 and a hexagonal crystal structure. It is rare, but is found in high-grade metamorphic rocks on Madagascar and also Burma. A very rare gem, hibonite was discovered in 1953 in Madagascar by Paul Hibon, a French prospector. The present example is warm reddish-brown in hue, faceted as a pear-shaped stone. It is a classic example of a rare collector's stone. Weighing approximately 1.74 carats and measuring 9.79 x 5.59 x 4.55mm

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