7.1" Polished Porphyry Section (Free-Standing) - Western Australia

 
 
This is a 7.1" tall, section of cut/polished, Porphyry near the town of Cue in Western Australia. The polished face measures 7.1x9" and the base has been cut flat making for a gorgeous, decorative display.

Porphyre is a general term that is used to refer to igneous rocks containing relatively large, isolated crystals set in a fine-grained groundmass. This porphyry has pinkish coloured clinozoisite crystals in a mass of dolerite. The clinozoisite has replaced but retained the shape of plagioclase feldspar crystals.
FOR SALE
$195
DETAILS
SPECIES
Clinozoisite in Colerite
LOCATION
Mindoolah, near Cue, Western Australia
SIZE
7.1" tall, 9" wide, 2" deep, 9 1/2 lbs
ITEM
#64790