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Chalcedony — specimen 0265, photo © NMNHS
no precise locality [Africa]
9.79 | 7.16 | 4.99 mm;
Clean specimen; design ‘Hexaelongatis 2’, excellent cut by Tan Pen.
More information from ‘Classification’
Traditionally defined as a fibrous cryptocrystalline variety of quartz. More recently, it has been shown that much chalcedony is a mixture of quartz and
. Pure chalcedony may contain trace amounts of
Gemmology — gemstones
National Museum of Natural History, Sofia
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