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#1 Kent10

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

Hi:

I got carried away and paid more than I wanted to in bidding on this one. I did not expect it to go as high as it did. I am wondering why you think it is so desirable. Or perhaps it isn't :grin: Is it the "rare" melting lip, or nice crust or nice round specimen. Do you see the lip in the pictures. I am not sure where it is. Maybe on the bottom? Thanks.

Gao Guenie with fresh fusion crust and a rare fine melting lip. 2.0 grams.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:37 PM

Beautiful.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:45 PM

Thanks. I liked the picture too. I don't have it yet but the shape looks nice even if small. Not many bid on it and I thought it would just be an extra one to add on to another few I was buying from Germany but someone bid a lot and must have really wanted it.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:23 AM

I can maybe see a bit of the lip at the bottom right edge on the first pic. If the lip was referenced in the description, it would have been nice to see a good pic of it. Nice fusion crust usually brings a higher price, as well as orientation. Flow lines are always a plus. It appears that a section of fusion crust ablated away, and then had sufficient time to reform. Nice piece!

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:11 PM

Thanks Lee. I think you are right about the lip. I wonder if I will be able to see it without a magnifying glass. Yes he should have had a pic of the bottom too. I hope I am pleasantly surprised once I see the rock.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:03 PM

I like a 10X loupe for small stones. It can bring out detail you'd never otherwise see, like fine low lines.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:35 PM

Good idea Lee. I happen to have a good quality one I don't use all that often. I'll have to give it a try.


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