Nice lavender color! CHAROITE rough 3.75 lb Chunk w/CoA

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 21, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Premium quality

Beautiful lavender chatoyancy

Charoite

Get this while you can, t he mine is exhausted.

Measures approx: 7.5" x 3" x 1 5/8"

Weighs: 3 lbs. 12 ozs.

Makes absolutely gorgeous pendants and cabs!

This piece comes with our Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing it is the genuine specimen.

Deposits: Charoite is found in only one location - along the Chary River at Aldan in Russia. This part of Russia is known for its forbidding climate and terrain and as a traditional place of exile for political prisoners.
Why charoite has not been found in other locations is not fully understood. But it is probably due to a combination of a chemically unique limestone reacting with a chemically unique intrusion and subjected to unique physical conditions.
The information for mineralogist: Charoite has a hardness of from 5 - 6 on the MOHS scale.

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