2.5" Polished Pastel Green Variscite Slice - Amatrice Hill, Utah

This is a polished slice of rare and very collectable variscite from Amatrice Hill in the Stansbury Mountains of Utah. It is a solid piece of variscite with no surrounding rock and exceptionally rich color. This site is private property and closed to collecting.

The specimen is 2.5" wide and up to .2" thick, it has been cut flat on both sides and polished on one. Comes with in 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.
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SPECIES
Variscite
LOCATION
Amatrice Hill, Stansbury Mountains, Tooele County, Utah
SIZE
2.5 x 1.75", .2" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#241191