This is my newest favorite stone. i have always liked copper minerals but there is something really special about this unique stone.
This big chunky Shattuckite ring is a size 8 1/2 but can be sized from a 6 to a 10.
This stone measures 30 by 20 mm or about 1 1/8 by 7/8 inches.
I have more rough Shattacktite and can send pictures to anyone interested in a ring or pendant made from this stone.
Shattuckite is a copper silicate hydroxide mineral and crystallizes in the orthorhombic – dipyramidal crystal system. It usually occurs in a granular massive form and also as fibrous acicular crystals. It is closely allied to plancheite in structure and appearance.
Shattuckite is a relatively rare copper silicate mineral. It was first discovered in 1915 in the copper mines of Bisbee, Arizona, specifically the Shattuck Mine (hence the name). It is a secondary mineral that forms from the alteration of other secondary minerals. At the Shattuck Mine, it forms pseudomorphs after malachite. A pseudomorph is an atom by atom replacement of a crystal structure by another crystal structure, but with little alteration of the outward shape of the original crystal.
This piece shows fine Azurite with Chrysocolla and Cuprite.
The stone used here is hand cut and measures 1 1/2 by 5/8 inches.
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