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See this gorgeous ‘Arizona Lightning’ cabochon. This copper bearing material owes the variety of color to Chrysocolla, Azurite, Shattuckite & Gem Silica all against a white Quartz matrix. Natural, untreated and organic - of course. The green is from Malachite or Dioptase or both.
This is splendid natural Arizona material. It has been hardened by nature and has a high level of silica resulting in a more durable gemstone.
The specific origin is the Tortolita Mountains of Southern Arizona in the good old USA.