6.4" Polished Fuchsite Chert (Dragon Stone) Slab - Australia

This is a vibrant slab of fuchsite chert (dragon stone), that has been polished to a mirror like finish. It was collected from a locality named Abydos, which is not far from the town of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The blue-green coloration is wonderful and is interrupted by streaks of red, orange and brown.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Fuchsite chert also commonly referred to as "Dragon Stone" is cryptocrystalline quartz stone metamorphosed from Fuchsite. It was formed when the Fuchsite vein was subjected to intense pressure and dissolution from super hot ground waters which partially dissolved the Fuchsite into a silica solution, forming large boulders. Much of the material retains the emerald green coloring of Fuchsite, but can also be found in lighter shades of green. Fuchsite, also known as chrome mica, is a chromium rich variety of the mineral muscovite.
FOR SALE
$39
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fuchsite
LOCATION
Abydos, Pilbara Region, Western Australia
SIZE
6.4" wide, 3.5" tall
ITEM
#70846