8.7" Free-Standing Polished Porphyry Stone - Western Australia
This is an 8.7" wide, polished section of porphyry stone collected near the town of Cue in Western Australia. The polished face measures 8.7 x 6.7" and the base has been cut flat making for a gorgeous decorative display.
Porphyry is a general term that is used to refer to igneous rocks containing relatively large, isolated crystals set in a fine-grained ground mass. This porphyry has pinkish colored clinozoisite crystals in a mass of dolerite. The clinozoisite has replaced but retained the shape of plagioclase feldspar crystals.
Clinozoisite & Colerite
Mindoolah, Near Cue, Western Australia
Size: 8.7 x 6.7", .75" thick, Weight: 6 4/5 lbs