Oregon Sunstone Crystal, 91.4 grams

Product Code: os1

Stock Level: 1

Price: $399.99

Here is a wonderful specimen of a Oregon Sunstone crystal.  This specimen was acquired from the Pana - Mine in Plush Oregon some years ago.

If you have ever seen Oregon sunstone from the Sunstone Butte area of Plush, then you know the volcanic basalt is intact unlike the lower sunstone basin where the basalt has eroded into a clay - like substance.

This volcanic basalt is very light weight, almost nothing to it. Almost all the weight of this specimen is the sunstone. As with most of the sunstone found, it forms in within the basalt, and what may have began as a single large crystal, over millions of years, fractures into smaller pieces. It is rare to find a single crystal intact 

This large sunstone crystal specimen appears to be almost fully intact with only some slight fracturing and slight surface contact.  The crystal has one fully terminated end, it's other end is still covered by a very thin layer of the basalt. Throughout the crystal there is some slight copper schiller and has some salmon coloring. There is a unique iridescence in much of the crystal. Also on one side of the crystal is what appears to be opal-AN (hyalite), that glows bright green under shortwave UV.

The specimen measures 8 cm x 4.0 cm x 2.5 cm, and weighs 91.4 grams.