huebnerite - Peru
huebnerite - Peru

Huebnerite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information


It should not be difficult to find numerous small faceted huebnerites among larger gemstone collections. Certainly ample material exists to cut a number of such gems, although they are rarely offered for sale.

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It should not be difficult to find numerous small, faceted huebnerite gems (also hübnerite or hubnerite) among larger collections. Certainly ample material exists to cut a number of such gems, although they are rarely offered for sale.

huebnerite - Peru
“Hubnerite With Quartz,” Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Province, Ancash Dept., Peru. © Rob Lavinsky, www.iRocks.com. Used with permission.

Opticsa = 2.17-2.20; β= 2.22; γ= 2.30-2.32. Biaxial (+).

Streak: yellowish, reddish brown, blackish to greenish gray.

Occurrence: High-temperature hydrothermal ore veins; quartz veins in or near granitic rocks; Many localities in western United States (Colorado: Idaho; Nevada; New Mexico; Arizona; South Dakota).

France; Czechoslovakia; Australia.

Pasto Bueno, Peru: transparent crystals.

Comments: It should not be difficult to find numerous small faceted huebnerites among larger gemstone collections. Certainly ample material exists to cut a number of such gems, although they are rarely offered for sale.

Name: After Adolph Hubner, a metallurgist from Freiburg, Saxony (Germany). Ferberite was named after Rudolph Ferber, of Gera, Germany.

 


Joel E. Arem, Ph.D., FGA

Dr. Joel E. Arem has more than 60 years of experience in the world of gems and minerals. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Mineralogy from Harvard University, he has published numerous books that are still among the most widely used references and guidebooks on crystals, gems and minerals in the world.

Co-founder and President of numerous organizations, Dr. Arem has enjoyed a lifelong career in mineralogy and gemology. He has been a Smithsonian scientist and Curator, a consultant to many well-known companies and institutions, and a prolific author and speaker. Although his main activities have been as a gem cutter and dealer, his focus has always been education. joelarem.com

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