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Howardite Rock Slab 16

  • 4995


Howardite also known as "Rattlesnake Jasper" and “Royal Flamingo Jasper” is a rare form of opalized/silicate volcanic tuff from northern Nevada. It is a very unique and beautiful red to brown brecciated jasper interspersed with clear agate. The deposit is said to have been first dug in the 1950s and then was lost and then rediscovered about 2015-2016. Even though it is prone to small pits, it takes a great polish and cuts gorgeous featherlike cabs.

Origin:  Nevada

Dimensions:  4.25" x 1.5" and approximately 11.3 mm thick.  Weight = 83 grams. 

Shown wet.  Not polished. Flaws are shown as white lines in the last picture frame


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