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Petersite (Pietersite) Sphere from South Africa In Rich Blues, Golds, and Creams
Petersite (Pietersite) Sphere from South Africa In Rich Blues, Golds, and Creams Petersite (Pietersite) Sphere from South Africa In Rich Blues, Golds, and Creams Petersite (Pietersite) Sphere from South Africa In Rich Blues, Golds, and Creams Petersite (Pietersite) Sphere from South Africa In Rich Blues, Golds, and Creams Petersite (Pietersite) Sphere from South Africa In Rich Blues, Golds, and Creams Petersite (Pietersite) Sphere from South Africa In Rich Blues, Golds, and Creams

Petersite (Pietersite) Sphere from South Africa In Rich Blues, Golds, and Creams

$ 428.00

 

  • 136 grams/3.00 pounds

  • 3.8 inch diameter



Pietersite was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 while he was prospecting some farmland in Namibia, Africa. After his discovery, he registered the find in the mineral records of Britain. His discovery was published in 1964, and the material was named Pietersite. Currently there are only two known sources of pietersite: African and Chinese. Pietersite is considered a type of tiger's eye, having the same properties as tiger's eye but with different patterns due to its brecciated formation.

The fibrous structure in Pietersite has been folded, stressed, even fractured and/or broken apart via the Earth's geologic processes. The fibrous materials have then been reformed and naturally recemented together by quartz. Stones and crystals that go through this process are referred to as brecciated, creating a finished product with multiple colors hues swirls, swathes and fibrous (sometimes linear) segments. Thus the structure of the fibrous streaks in Pietersite may appear rather chaotic, and can flow or exist in many directions side-by-side like bold paint strokes.

African pietersite is the most sought after pietersite due to its wide range of colors. Colors include various blues, golds and reds, that may appear together or alone. Blue is the rarest color, followed by red. The blues range from a baby blue to dark midnight hue. Golds can be light to very deep and rich, sometimes having a reddish hue.

Of Note:
All of our spheres come from natural stones that have been formed over millions of years.  Polishing enhances the natural occurring colors. Please note that the cut and polish may not remove all inclusions, natural lines or indentations. This is normal and part of the natural material.

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