Sunday, 2 October 2011

Piertersite ~

Pietersite is rare.  The Wikipedia article linked to here has 'multiple issues' and does not cite references or sources, therefore it cannot be relied on for accuracy.  However, it is the best I can find for the meantime.  

I'm sure about the identity of the specimen shown just below.  Given its naturally rounded shape it is described as a pebble, and sits comfortably in the palm of the hand.


I'm unsure of the identity of this lower image.  Comparing it to others on Google images it seems likely that it is pietersite.  It's quite small - about an inch from side to side, and has been polished on all sides.  


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