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    Default Rough uncut gemstone to sell

    Hi everyone, I am a newbie and this is my first post.
    I am part of a family owned mining company, were we mine gemstone amongst other things.
    I must confess I am new to the gemstone business. However I have brought different rough uncut gemstones with me to the UK to test the market.
    I would like to work with interested party to determine a fair price and sell with an option to resupply if there is demand.
    Any advice will be welcomed. Thanks

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    I do not want to buy any, but as a general business hint..it would be a good idea to say what gemstones...
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    Ha Ha, another can of fritters perhaps.

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    @Dennis I am no fritter just a complete newbie. Thanks

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    @pearlescence Thank you for your advice.

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    Tourmaline 56.7 grams
    Tourmaline with copper- 12.5 grams
    Synthetic- 56.6 grams
    Coumbsmite- 71.71 grams
    Flouride- 48.8 grams
    Hematite- 101.06 grams.
    Yellow citrine- 1kg
    Smoked citrine- 1kg

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    That's a fun list. Not least of which is synthetic *what*? And what is coumbsmite? Not one I recognise. Should that be fluorite rather than fluoride?

    Are they facet grade (well, not the haematite, obviously)?

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    Or flouride even? Of more interest to Bake Off?
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    Well I do not know the facet and grade or the stones were identified by a local Lapidary so I am not surprised if the name (fluorite rather than fluoride) might be wrong. Our core business is Mica and we get gemstones comes with it. I am open to a video call if necessary.

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    Given that, I'd suggest you pay someone to assess them or at the very least sort out some decent videos of the stuff. I'm not going to buy rough without at least some assurance that they're usable - there's a world of a difference between citrine that's more-or-less cabbing grade and citrine that can be faceted.

    How do you get synthetic rough in mica?

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