I hand cut this remarkable fan shaped piece which measures 24x19mm and is 12mm thick with an 2.5mm drill hole.
Natural blue druzy kinoite of this quality is very desirable and VERY hard to come by! Druzy (also spelled drusy or druse) means a coating of small crystals on a rock surface, often a cavity or a vug in a geode.
When I was in Tucson in February 2015 I found one dealer who had a very small quantity of this natural druzy kinoite from the Christmas Mine in Arizona. In having gone to Tucson or Quartzite over 12 times in the past 25 years and countless rock and gem shows regionally, I can tell you that this is special stuff! In all these years I've only come across it once before and on this trip I got 6 pieces and that was all! There will only be 10 to 15 beads and cabs out of this material and then probably no more until next year, and even then it's uncertain! This stuff is that rare!
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Here's some info on kinoite from Wikipedia....
"Kinoite (Ca2Cu2Si3O8(OH)4 or Ca2Cu2Si3O10·2H2O) is a light blue copper silicate mineral. It is somewhat scarce. It has a monoclinic crystal system, vitreous luster, and is transparent to translucent. It can be found in theSanta Rita Mountains, the Christmas Mine at Christmas, Arizona and a few other copper mines. Kinoite is popular with mineral collectors. Kinoite was named upon its discovery in 1970 after the pioneer Jesuit missionary Padre Eusebio Kino who worked in Arizona, Sonora and Baja California."
Here's some metaphysical information on kinoite i also found online,
"Kinoite is a stone of communication of higher truth. It is used to avoid and eliminate delusions and self-limiting concepts. It is also excellent for bringing psychic abilities into the realm of easy communication, so that psychic information can be imparted with a gentle but firm voice of truth. Kinoite is excellent for channeling from other dimensions and spaces. As such with these energies, Kinoite is said to especially enhance the first bloom of spirituality in one."
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