24.01 CTS CHAROITE ROUGH -RUSSIA [F3959]

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QUALITY ROUGH

CHAROITE ROUGH

This is a natural untreated rough slab ready for polishing.This will cut a interesting stone.

Weight 24.01 cts app

Size 30 x 18 x 5 mm app

Some cutters like to treat the stone with opticon or resin to get a better finish.

 We have also taken a photo of both sides of the slab.



One of the loveliest aspects of the best Charoite gems is a slight to moderate chatoyancy which gives it a silky or pearly luster. This attribute, as well as the swirling patterns and distinctive purple color, is well demonstrated by the piece above.

This is a natural untreated stone which is found in only one location in the world-at the Charo river Aldan Russia.


Color: The colors in each piece of Charoite range from bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with both white, gray and black veining. It forms a swirling pattern of interlocking crystals. Royal lavendar flows with chatoyant streaks of white around bits of black, peach and opalescent gray.

Description: Charoite is an unsual mineral and of rare occurence. It formed from alteration of limestones by the close presences of an alkali-rich nephline syenite intrusion. The heat, pressure and more importantly, the infusion of unique chemicals into the rock is responsible for the transformations into new minerals such as
charoite.

$22.00 USD

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Starts 17th Feb 2013 8:38pm PST

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