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5.8" Polished Free-Standing Black Moonstone - Madagascar
This is a piece of polished black moonstone, mined and crafted in Madagascar. The base of the specimen has been cut flat for upright presentation. Moonstone gets its name from a visual effect, or chatoyance, caused by light diffraction within the micro-crystalline structure. Moonstone is composed of two feldspar varieties, orthoclase and albite. The two species are intermingled. Then, as the newly formed mineral cools, the inter-growth of orthoclase and albite separates into stacked, alternating layers.
Feldspar var. Orthoclase/Albite
5.8 x 4.2 x 2"