Saturday, 5 March 2011

Fuchsite ~

Fuchsite is the green, chromium-rich form of muscovite, which is part of the mica group.

This unpolished slab looks fairly ordinary.  At the lower right hand side removal of an old sticky label has left a mark which gives an indication of what the surface may look like if polished.  This piece is from the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. 

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