Peanut Obsidian Rock Slab 063
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.
Dimensions: 3" x 2.25 and approximately 6.8 mm thick. Weight = 56 grams.
Shown wet. Not polished. Flaws are shown as white lines in the final picture frame.
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