1.68" Wild Horse Magnesite Oval Cabochon
This is a 1.68" tall, oval shaped Wild Horse magnesite cabochon. The magnesite was collected from the Globe Copper Mine in Southeast Arizona and has been polished to a glossy finish. This cabochon would be perfect for jewelry making.
Wild Horse Magnesite, also known as "Crazy Horse" or "Appaloosa Stone", is a semi-precious, brown-red and white gemstone that comes from near the Globe Copper Fine in Southeastern Arizona. It's a metamorphic rock that contains plumes of white magnesite that can often have a grey to brown mottled appearance within the surrounding red-brown hematite-rich rock. This magnesite formation occurs during low grade metamorphism (200 to 320°C at low pressure) when magnesium-rich rock comes into contact with a carbonate-rich solution.