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  • tucsonbear

    August 20, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Here is another eBay auction that sets the alarm bells ringing, in this case garnet. This is a brownish material with a terminated face, and suspiciously ground sides and bottom. The curved sides look like boule sides. Supposedly, this comes from the “navegadora mine” in Brazil. The “item description” gives a song and dance about the history of garnet ( and not real accurate), with no info particular to these stones. Other than the interesting terminations, the color has nothing to recommend it. Check out item #302008198956, 966, 979, 984, 986,and 994.