2.5" Polished Variscite Slab - Goscoyne, Australia

This is a polished slab of green variscite, collected near the Woodlands Cattle Station in the Goscoyne region of Western Australia. One side is polished to a mirror like finish, and it comes with an acrylic display stand.

Variscite (which is closely related to turquoise) is a secondary mineral formed by direct deposition from phosphate-bearing water that has reacted with aluminium-rich rocks in a near-surface environment. It occurs as fine-grained masses in nodules, cavity fillings, and crusts. Variscite often contains white veins of the calcium aluminium phosphate mineral crandallite. It is sometimes confused with turquoise; however, variscite is usually greener in color.

FOR SALE
$55
DETAILS
SPECIES
Variscite
LOCATION
Woodlands Cattle Station, Goscoyne, Australia
SIZE
2.5x2.2", .27" thick
ITEM
#95868