++++ NEW FIND ++++ ---- SUPREME!!! ---- LYNCHBURG GREENSTONE SLAB!!! (The Cabachon is only an example and not included as part of the auction) This slice is an end cut, slightly rough on one side with a very rough area on one side ov the cut face w the slice broke from the host rock. The slice is over 1/4 in. thick. This Truly Amazing and Unique stone would make a SUPERB COLLECTORS SPECIMAN OR MANY, MANY STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE GEMS!!!!! This stone is from Lynchburg, Virginia, which is the only place in the world it's found, and is actually Actinolite-Chlorite Schist with Garnet inclusions. It takes a great polish and is very easy to work. The color is Dark Green with Silver Green hewes and makes Very Striking Cabachons!! Inclusions in the stone sparkle under bright light. While this stone was mined from the late 1700s to the late 1960s, to my knowledge it has never before been offered as gemstone material. The stone has a wonderful history and was used for it's beauty and durability, primarily in landscaping and arcitecture in many historical buildings in Virginia as well as many other cities across the country and for a fireplace in the Whitehouse. The mine was shut down in the mid 1960s because of economic difficulties caused by taxation and resulting litigation. The stone has recently become available in limited quantities.
This auction is for a selection of quality cutting material, as seen in the photo. Please use the inch ruler to estimate size. All slabs will be approximately 1/4" thick, unless otherwise stated. (1/4" = 6.35mm) Most photos will be taken wet to simulate polish. We will also note depreciating flaws such as large or numerous fractures, extensive pitting, etc. Please contact us with any questions. Payments: We accept PayPal, personal check and money orders. PayPal is preferred. For buyers paying by personal check, shipment will be held until the check clears. Return Policy: Satisfaction Guaranteed! - If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, Please contact me via e-mail. I will accept returns of unaltered items within 5 days of receipt, and will issue a full refund of the purchase price plus 50% of the original shipping fees. (Buyer must pay for return shipping) Shipping: Within the Continuous United States, most items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail based on USPS rates for the destination, plus $1.00. I will combine shipping for auctions ending within a 7 day period. Shipping costs will be based on carrier rates and weight of the package plus $1.00 for the first auction and $0.50 for each additional auction. For combined shipments, please request an invoice before submitting payment. For shipping outside the continuous United States, buyers must e-mail me for shipping fees, or request an invoice at auction end.