7.2" Polished Fuchsite Chert (Dragon Stone) Slab - Australia

This is a vibrant slab of fuchsite chert (Dragon Stone), that has been polished to a glossy finish. It was collected from a locality named Abydos, not far from the town of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The blue-green coloration is wonderful.

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.
Muscovite var. Fuchsite
Abydos, Pilbara Region, Western Australia
7.2 x 3.5", .4" thick