Here for your consideration is a magnificent Pinolith cabochon. This uncommon metamorphic dolomitic marble-like stone was discovered in 1873, is a somewhat scarce material which displays complex pattern inclusions resembling white pine cones or kernels (pine nuts). Under magnification, each "pine nut" is a single crystal composed of white magnesite, to sparry magnesite, to sparry magnesite heavily included with graphite.
Pinolith was mined during World War II for its high manganese content--essential to iron and steel production and is found in only two places in the world; Austria and more recently Canada.
Standard radius dome. Vitreous polish front and back.
This Pinolith cabochon will make a fantastic focal piece, either bezel set or wrapped - A very cool collectible as well!
This beautiful cabochon was hand cut and polished by Lexx.
Photos taken dry, under full spectrum LED's. Natural and un-enhanced.
Origin - Hohentauern, Lower Tauern mountain range, Central Eastern Alps, Austria
Length - 52.11 mm
Width - 31.65 mm
Thickness - 6.92 mm
Weight - 92 Carats
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