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ho2cultcha's loves1654 of 18887Gold Over Red Pottery Box Signed 'Gene Lodi 305'Pedestal Planter - Greenware from Mexico or Guatemala
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    Posted 1 year ago

    ho2cultcha
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    These are green stones - all different shades. The rocks feel waxy and i think they do have a wax applied to them - to prevent the white chalky part of serpentine from showing, i think. the third pic shows some which i've cleaned off. They still feel kind of waxy - like serpentine does.

    I wonder what kind of stones they all are? some of them look wrong for serpentine - those clear emerald colored ones, for example.

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    1. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Hello Pete..Serpentine is found in green stones,.The mineral Chlorite is the most common type found in green stones.
      Under a microscope, the hue can appear a olive green.
      Chlorite however does not act alone within itself in the color process, serpentine can aid it.
      Chlorite is found in alot of slate type stones, hence the chalkiness you speak of.
      Many stones are coated with a clear material to add protection and, as you say, luster.

      Thomas.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      Thank you Thomas.

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