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Imperial Arrow Head


michael B

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Thanks Janel, looks like my color and shape worked well, I have always liked the arrow head styles, I have been a competitive archer for around 30 years, not hunting just targets, I hope to find more of this great gem, color like this is worth the time and effort.

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Thanks Ken & Dan for your comments, its hardness varies from 5.5 to 6.5, this piece is easily 6.5, very fine grain not crystally like some can be, this was very much like working chrysoprase, polished awesome, very rare material this quality deep red with no manganese or other mineral inclusions, my region is known as one of the best locations for this gem. This piece of rough did have the black manganese but I was able to remove it in the carving process, its a manganese silicate.

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