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Peanut Obsidian Rock Slab 05

  • 5495


Mexican Peanut obsidian was discovered in the 1960s near Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. In recent years it’s become exceedingly scarce as it has been a lapidary favorite for years. Peanut Obsidian is a variety of Perlite and a naturally occurring amorphous volcanic glass. The chatoyant radiating red-orange spheres which make this stone so unique are actually feldspar crystals that have been stained red over time by a coating of Hematite. This material will make stunning finished cabochons.

Origin:  Mexico

Dimensions:  4" x 2.25 and approximately 7.3 mm thick.  Weight = 98 grams. 

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


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