33.08 CTS CERTIFIED NUUMMITE - OLD GEM [NUM3]

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NUUMMITE

Weight 33.08 cts
Clarity NA
Size 41 x 20 x 5 mm
Hardeness 5.5 - 6
   
Origin Greenland
Treatment   None

 

This is a rare mineral from Greenland that is relativly new to the gem world.

Amazing pattern of colurs

 

Known to be “The oldest mineral in existence”, Nuummite is a laminate, or sheet of compressed rock (presumably anthophyllite and gedrite) which is found in an area north of Nuuk, Southern Greenland.  The area in which it is mined is accessible by boat only, in an iron-ore region which dates back over 4 billion years. 

Nuummite is found in high, rugged, mountain terrain, making it very difficult to obtain.  It is of volcanic origin and is believed to have formed about 3 billion years ago. Subsequent influences on the rock (metamorphism) have given rise to the striking mixture of crystals which gives Nuummite its unique appearance.

Type 1 Gemstones
The following gemstones are typically inclusion free, even minor inclusions detract from their value.
Diamond, Amethyst, Beryls(Aquamarine,Morganite), Citrine, Smoky Quartz, topaz, Chrysoberyl, Kunzite, Tanzanite, green Tourmaline, and Blue Zircon
IF Internally flawless under extreme magnification (Very rare)
F Flawless
VVS Minute inclusions under 10x; invisible to the unaided eye
VS Minor inclusions under 10x; usually invisible to the unaided eye
SI1 Noticeable inclusions under 10x; usually visible to the unaided eye
SI2 Noticeable inclusions under 10x; usually quite visible to the unaided eye
I1 prominent- moderate affect on appearance or durability
I2 prominent - severe affect on appearance or durability
I3 prominent- severe affect on beauty, transparency or durability
Type 2 Gemstones
Gemstones that normally have small inclusions that do not detract from value.
Alexandrite, Andalusite, Iolite, Peridot, Rhodolite, Ruby, Sapphire, Spinel, Tourmaline, Garnet, Amethyst, Red Zircon, Tsavorite; Blue, Orange, Purple, Fluorite.Yellow and Parti-colored Tourmaline
F Flawless
VVS Minor inclusions under 10x; usually invisible to the unaided eye
VS Noticeable inclusions under 10x; often invisible to the unaided eye
SI1 Obvious inclusions under 10x; visible to the unaided eye
SI2 Obvious inclusions under 10x; very apparent to the unaided eye
I1 prominent - moderate affect on appearance or durability
I2 prominent - severe affect on appearance or durability
I3 prominent - severe affect on beauty, transparency or durability

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Starts 22nd Mar 2013 12:16am PDT

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