Muzo Mine, Muzo Municipality, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining Dist., Boyacá Dept., Colombia
8.2 cm tall x 11.7 cm wide
Lyda Hill Collection
This specimen was mined in 1978 and was kept in the personal collection of the most famous of all emerald mine owners; Víctor Carranza Niño, also known as “The Emerald Czar.” Carranza was considered one of the most powerful people in all of Colombia with his own private army. He was at the center of the emerald trade in Colombia until the day he died in April 2013. He named this emerald specimen after his youngest daughter, Yamile.