Kurnakovite (California)

With its type locality in Inder, Kazakhstan kurnakovite is named after Nikolai Semenovich Kunakov, (1860-1941), a Russian mineralogist. It is an mineral that forms by the evaporation of water from desert lakes enriched in boron.The present example is a very large size for the species. Fashioned as a lovely pear-shaped stone, it has a lipid quality to it and good luster.
Weighing approximately 51.92 carats and measuring 41.0 x 25.0 x 17.0mm

Date de cette photo : 13 juillet 2008 - 17:45
Envoyé par : Alain Truong
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