NUUMMITE Wonderland Greenland Tumblestone.682

size is in mm:

33 x 24 x 8 mm

Weight :

14.98 grams / 74.92 ct.

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Nuummite Wonderland Greenland new found

Nuummite - a Brief Introduction

Nuummite is found in an area slightly north of Nuuk, Greenland - accessible only by boat. The area w Nuummite occurs is in the so-called 'Isuakasia' iron ore region, the origin of which dates back almost four billion years. Nuummite has been used rather widely for untold centuries as beads and ornamental stones. The locality is high in the mountains and requires lugging heavy mining equipment up to retrieve the best specimens. These areas produce some of the oldest stones found on earth, and Nuummite falls in this category. Geologically speaking, nuummite is of volcanic origin and was formed about 3 billion years ago. Subsequent influences on the rock (metamorphism) have given rise to the striking mixture of crystals which gives Nuummite its unique appearance. Rocks resembling nuummite are also found in a few minor occurrences in the USA, but it is only in the Greenland type that coloration is developed well enough for the stone to be suitable for gemstones

At first glance, Nuummite appears similar to laboradite but upon closer examination the beauty of nuummite and its schiller effect is astonishing.
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