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mehoose

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2014, 10:43:49 PM »
Good heavens.. is that a crystal within a crystal?
WELL JEALOUS!!!
Keep em comin!!!

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2014, 07:07:41 AM »
Wow, that is a nice piece.

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2014, 07:49:04 PM »
I have more photos of the monster, it is flawlwss internally, l have oiled it to improve clarity, it is for sale at $3 a carot, which because of the bi colour is half what it could be.  I am handling this sale for the widow of my friend, a vast collection of facet rough and minerals, she has a lot more smaller pieces of bicolour topaz, contactme for info.

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2014, 07:55:10 PM »
Another shot

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2014, 08:03:08 PM »
Enough! It makes my collection look pretty ordinary

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2014, 08:12:06 PM »
It is a nice collection.   Sadly l can probably afford the last crumb

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2014, 10:43:06 PM »
Definitely 'drool worthy' Liz!  Droo
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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2014, 08:16:45 AM »
Lovely topaz Crystalliz  Droo but well out of my piggy bank range.  :(
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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2014, 10:39:12 AM »
I have more photos of the monster, it is flawlwss internally, l have oiled it to improve clarity, it is for sale at $3 a carot, which because of the bi colour is half what it could be.  I am handling this sale for the widow of my friend, a vast collection of facet rough and minerals, she has a lot more smaller pieces of bicolour topaz, contactme for info.

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2014, 01:58:46 PM »
That is a thumper!! Well done on finding such beautiful stone.

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2014, 09:05:40 AM »
A lovely stone, not mine, belongs to a friend.

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2017, 05:51:28 PM »
More than 3 years have slipped  by since the posting of that lovely blue Kilkrankie "diamond."
Several people expressed interest in buying it so I am curious as to what became of it all. Did you get a valuation?


Recently there was a TV series on prospectors in the USA where they were scrabbling for topaz on individual claims on a mountain side. They would dig out a piece about a third of the size of that Kilkrankie piece and say, "Wow. That's a $2000 topaz."

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2017, 11:04:13 PM »
I second that Harry. I recall being interested in it at the time but its hard to drop $2400 on a stone without being able to inspect it. It seemed like it had good potential. Running the numbers the 800 carat rough might cut a 200 carat stone. GemVal now requires a subscription for topaz so I'm only guessing here, but say between $30-$50 per cut carat, that's potentially an $8k stone (perhaps more if provenance is taken into account). However allowing for flaws, its more likely to result in 2-3 stones at maybe $6k. Still, not a bad return for a weeks work to a facetor, assuming a buyer can be found.
Happy to hear other opinions on the value if I'm off the mark, and also an update of what became of the stone.

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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2017, 11:12:02 PM »
Killicrankies are worth a good be more than standard topaz in Tassie. There is a big blue one in the shop on Flinders just under 3000ct from memory but not as clean as this one.
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Re: Huge Killacrankie Diamond.
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2017, 12:52:44 PM »
Wow!  What a great shade of blue!

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