3.1 Moonstone sphere with stand from Madagascar. Moonstone is a feldspar mineral. Its name is derived from a visual effect, or sheen, caused by light reflecting internally in the moonstone from layer inclusions of different feldspars. Moonstone is composed of two feldspar species, orthoclase and albite. The two species are intermingled.
Then, as the newly formed mineral cools, the intergrowth of orthoclase and albite separates into stacked, alternating layers. When light falls between these thin, flat layers, it scatters in many directions producing the phenomenon called adularescence. The sheen is visible in a number of areas with the brightest sheen at opposite sides of the sphere.
Sphere weighs over 1 1/2 lbs. A fantastic Moonstone carved sphere for display, collection, study, and metaphysical use. Feel free to send us a message with any questions you may have. The item "3.2 BLACK MOONSTONE Crystal Sphere Ball with Stand Madagascar 81mm 1.6 lbs" is in sale since Tuesday, October 03, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Crystals & Mineral Specimens\Display Specimens". The seller is "dh-minerals" and is located in Acworth, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.