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~ Nipomo marcasite cab ~

Offered here is a collector's quality cabochon of rare Nipomo marcasite in agate, from that famous location in Central California. The area where this great old material was once harvested is no longer accessible, so it has become quite difficult to come by these days, particularly in this far above-average calibre. It features a background of lemon yellow agate, with open pools here and there, and the rest is fairly filled with shiny metallic 'chromed islands' of bright marcasite, some of which is edged with blue agate. The 'islands' are plumes, actually, with oodles of gleam! Nipomo marcasite is an extremely challenging material to photograph, because it's brilliantly reflective, like a mirror; the stone in hand is MUCH nicer than my camera and I were able to illustrate. The cab has a nicely rounded dome of 5mm, a sleekly powerful shape, and a brilliant polish both front and back.

Size: 53x28mm
Weight: approximately 69 carats

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