This Item was Sold on 26 January
2011 for $72
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This item is a rectangular slab of premium Nephrite, a dark green Jade from the South Island of New Zealand. The yellow segments at either end are part of the cortex. This item was purchased by Ben Ruhe in Graymouth on the west coast of the south island. This is the site of some of the best Maori material. It is usually purchased by Japanese and Chinese tourists as soon as it is placed on the market.