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Kingstonite Native Copper in Rhyolite Rough
- $6.50 to $15.00/pound
Locality: Kingston Mine, Upper peninsula, Michigan
Kingstonite is full of native copper in a brick red to pinkish-orange
matrix. It cuts fabulous stones. Kingstonite usually has some fracturing
and can have pits, but stones cut from this material have great color with
lots of fabulous bling and garner high prices.
The #1 Quality material tends to have less fracturing and more native copper
than the #2 material. However, the #2 material will still cut fabulous stones
with lots of bling and will probably give you a better return on your money
when cutting and selling stones.
Kingstonite cuts relatively easily and polishes with diamond or tin oxide.
A quick final polish with jeweler's rouge or Zam (green rouge) polishes
up the copper to a high sheen! Mohs hardness appoximately 4 to 5.
Sample of Kingstonite Rough (#1 Quality on Left #2 Quality on Right)
Finished stone of Kingstonite.
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