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~ Nipomo marcasite cab ~

Here is a cabochon of rare Nipomo marcasite in agate, from that famous location in Central California. The area where this great old material was once collected is no longer accessible, so it has become quite hard to come by these days, particularly in this far-above-average calibre. It features pale bluish agate filled with shiny metallic 'chromed islands' of bright marcasite. Flowery plumes, actually, with oodles of gleam! Nipomo marcasite is an extremely challenging material to photograph, because it's as brilliantly reflective as a mirror; the stone in hand is easily nicer than my camera and I were able to illustrate. The cab has a very high rounded dome of nearly 7mm, a gracefully elegant shape, and a slick, shiny polish both front and back.

Size: 36x21mm
Weight: approximately 46 carats

Price: Sold
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