Beryl (Var: Heliodor)
Walking Stick Mine, Karoi (Urungwe; Hurungwe) District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Miniature, 3.8 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
A very gemmy, lustrous and exquisitely etched doubly-terminated yellow-green heliodor from the Walking Stick Mine, Zimbabwe. These beryls were mined in the late 1970's and some were horded by the owner, Bob Contat, a geologist over there. He passed away; his wife found them and sold them to the Sussmans in African in the late 1990s. Very, very uncommon. 25 grams.