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Pietersite

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Locality: 
Hopewell Farm 240, Outjo, Kunene Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.4 × 3.1 × 1.9 cm
Description

Good representative specimen of polished pietersite with nice association of blue-grey and yellow fibrous amphiboles replaced by quartz variety chalcedony. The fibers cause an intense chatoyancy similar to what we see in the falcon’s eye and  in tiger's eye, but these are made of chalcedony.

Acquired in 2011. Ex Jan Sibtsen #569.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pietersite

Variety Of: 

Chalcedony

Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Hardness: 
0.0

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