Muzo Mine, Muzo Municipality, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining Dist., Boyacá Dept., Colombia
7.3 cm tall x 3.1 cm wide
According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), this is the only known example of a gem quality emerald included in quartz.
This specimen has been featured on the National Geographic documentary titled, “400 Million Dollar Emerald (TV Episode 2012)”. It also appears in Emeralds: A Passionate Guide by Ronald Ringsrud.
“The 400 Million Dollar Emerald.” National Geographic Explorer. National Geographic Channel, 29 Jan 2012. Television.
Ringsrud, Ronald. Emeralds: A Passionate Guide. Oxnard: Green View Press, 2009. Print.