10.5" Polished Fuchsite Chert (Dragon Stone) Slab

This is a vibrant slab of fuchsite chert (dragon stone), that has been polished to a mirror like finish. It was collected from a locality named Abydos, which is not far from the town of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The blue-green coloration is wonderful and is interrupted by streaks of red, orange and brown.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Fuchsite chert, also commonly referred to as "Dragon Stone", is cryptocrystalline quartz stone metamorphosed from fuchsite. It forms when a fuchsite vein is subjected to intense pressure and dissolution from super hot ground waters, which partially dissolve the fuchsite into a silica solution, forming large boulders. Much of the material retains fuchsite's emerald green coloring, but can also be found in lighter shades of green. Fuchsite, also known as chrome mica, is a chromium-rich variety of the mineral muscovite.
Abydos, Pilbara Region, Western Australia
10.5 x 7.8"