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The treasured Emerald, King of Green, is Nature's finest representation of this majestic color. Colombia is the most prolific historical source of Emerald production, while the famous Muzo Emerald creates a class of emerald all on its own due to the high Chromium content. Other major emerald producing regions of recent are Zambia, Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, and Madagascar.
One of the top 4 most popular collectible minerals, Calcite grows in a myriad of habits and comes in almost every color, from every region on Earth! With such a wide array of specimens available, it's very hard not to love calcite! From Dog Tooth, to Poker Chip, to Scalenohedron, to associations with Quartz, Fluorite, Sulfides, etc. We see new fascinating calcites come to market every year! Watch Mexico and China for exciting new finds!
Brazil is the one country that has the largest network of specimen and gem mining in the world. It is well known for many of the world's best pegmatites, producing high class Gem Crystals. Brazil has the widest variety of multi-colored Tourmaline worldwide, and is semi-regularly producing new colors every few years. The vast array of Quartz varieties from Brazil deserve a book of their own.
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