Here are stones from both the El Dorado and Spokane mines. The big, light blue, is just under1.5 carats. I think it is destined for a pendant. The light yellow is 54 points, and the dark yellow (almost a Padh, a little too yellow) is 15 points. The dark one in the front is an interesting 1/2 carat tricolor. I couldn’t capture the beauty of it, unfortunately. It is evenly divided, on a diagonal, with blue, yellow in the middle, and then green. Elliot Sher cut all of these (along with about 140 others from the bags), all the way from 5 points up to 1.5 carats. A superb job. The first time we went to the mine, we found a beautiful blue that cut to 40 points, which a good friend now has in her engagement ring. Finally, that marquis cut is about 1 shade off from being a ruby. We found one a touch darker that our local jeweler still is undecided whether to call it a ruby or a very dark pink sapphire. Thanks for all the fun diggings.
Doug Thomas, PHREDLESS@aol.com