Bloodstone Heliotrope Rough 6.06 Lbs Cab Slab Trim Saw

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  • Item Category: Natural History
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  • Sold Date: Jun 09, 2011
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Bloodstone (Heliotrope) Rough from India

6Lbs 6oz.

8" x 5" x 2-3/4"

(Pictured Wet - Image above is the actual rough you will receive)

About The Material : Bloodstone (Heliotrope), measures approx. 8" x 5" x 2-3/4" at it's widest points and weighs 6lbs. 6oz. Fancy dark green jasper with tiny red spots (iron oxide) from India. This attractive chalcedony quartz is also known as Heliotrope because in ancient times polished stones were described as reflecting the sun. Even today, finely pulverised bloodstone is used as a medicine and aphrodisiac in India. Medieval Christians used it to carve scenes of the crucifixion. The legend of the origin of bloodstone says that it was first formed when some drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. As with all rocks from nature, there may be fracture lines either visible or invisible. We do not put them there ~ Mother Nature does, so please keep this in mind when planning your purchase - Thank you!

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