|2014 Dubai--Two large, rare color-changing csarite gemstones are now in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Gem Collection, thanks to a donation from Milenyum Mining Ltd.|
The Dubai-based miner donated the stones, a 44.48-carat faceted oval-shaped csarite and a 159.33-carat cat’s eye cabochon csarite, at the American Gem Trade Association’s GemFair.
|Csarite, a naturally color-changing diaspore, is mined at its one global source, the Anatolia Mountains of Turkey. Milenyum is the only company that mines the gemstone.|
|The National Gem Collection is housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington. It consists of over 350,000 mineral specimens and 10,000 gemstones, including the Hope Diamond, making it one of the largest of its kind in the word.|