Sunday, February 13, 2011
Big WOW factor at Tucson gem & mineral show
The public may be most dazzled by the 51 lb gold nugget from Australia, but the mineral community is agog over the "Emperor" and "Empress" rhodochrosites from China on display in the Collector's Edge booth at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show (TM).
My inside source, code-named Deep Shaft, says the asking price for the Empress is $1.8 million while the Emperor, while not technically for sale, might be acquired for a reported staggering $8 million.
Rumor has it that Emperor is returning to China where it could fetch $15 million.
Get your offers in now.
at 8:41 AM