One of the rarest gems on Earth, as described by GIA, Hibonite
is a virtually unknown gemstone; only a few cut specimens are known to exist.
Wintershall, the largest internationally active German crude oil and natural gas producer, announces the successful drilling of the own-operated Hibonite exploration well (5504/1-3).
The commercial viability of the Hibonite discovery as well as further upside potential will now be evaluated.
Since Wintershall is currently not producing oil or gas in the Danish North Sea, Hibonite could be an important step towards production.
PHOTO : Cathodoluminescence (CL) micrograph of a buildup showing a large crystal of corundum (dk red to black), bladed crystals of hibonite or [Ca.
2] rich sample buildup showing hibonite (green) corundum (red), anorthite (It blue) crystals enclosed in glassy (It brown) material.
Wintershall is currently not producing oil or gas in the Danish North Sea: The Hibonite
discovery is an exciting and important step towards becoming a producer in the Danish North Sea , states Martin Bachmann, Member of the Wintershall Board of Executive Directors, responsible for Exploration and Production.