Fuchsite with Green Mica

One of our most exciting finds ever in Tucson was/is these unbelievable Fuchsite stones that are just crammed full of incredible sparkling green and silver Mica.

When I (Jack) first saw these stones being offered by one of our favorite dealers from India, my reaction was that they just had to be man-made, but they are not.

I saw a very large piece of the rough material that was polished on one side and rough on the other. The rough side had little pieces of green Mica dotting the surface.

Fuchsite is, by nature, a very soft mineral, and these stones have been stabilized, much like most Turquoise available in the market. The material that they use to stabilize the stones costs $2,000 per gallon.

The dealer had only a small bin of these stones in 2016, and most of them did not meet our quality standards. I chose the very best of the bunch which came to about one kilogram.

I was lucky to be at the dealer’s tent when the truck came in in 2017, and I got the pick of the litter. I bought the nicest 20 stones that he had.

This dealer has not had the stones available since then.

We put one of these in our personal display case and a few more have been gobbled up by local clients.

All of the rest of the supply is listed below, and we have no idea if there will be any of this material available in the coming years.

WE HAVE INCLUDED VIDEOS WITH THESE PALMS SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE OTHERWISE INDESCRIBABLE SPARKLE IN THE STONES.

 

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