SOLD Diamond - cubo-octahedral crystal
stock #SOLD 20.1-317-(LW394)
Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
.6 x.6 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
new year 2021
A nice bit of Carbon. Perfectly formed, complete Diamond crystal 2.25 carats showing textbook habit. The color is a green-yellow and the faces shows microscopic stepping and hundreds of small crystal faces. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection, obtained from Stachura Minerals in 1968. The Miba Mine dates back to 1913; it was a Belgian operation for many decades becoming one of the world's largest producers. In the early 60's more than half of the entire worlds supply of Diamonds came from this one site.