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Pietersite

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Pietersite

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Description
Locality: 
Outjo, Outjo District, Kunene Region, Namibia
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1 × 0.5 cm
Description

Pietersite is a chalcedony with embedded fibers of amphibole minerals with varying degrees of alteration. The fibers cause a chatoyancy similar to that seen in tiger's eye. This is a beautifully patterned free-form polished pebble. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pietersite

Variety Of: 

Chalcedony

Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Hardness: 
0.0
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