Kinoite with Druzy Apophyllite Cabochon, Kinoite Cabochon, Druzy Apophyllite Cab, Blue Kinoite, C2330, 49erMinerals Stocking Stuffer

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Made in Scottsdale, Arizona

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From Our "Cabochon Glitter Gems" Collection
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Locality:……..Christmas Mine, near Hayden, Arizona
Length:………36.97mm
Width:………..32.03mm
Thick:………….10.64mm
Weight:……….97 cts.
Bezel:………....Yes
Back:…………..Unpolished light gray limestone, cut flat
Stock#………...C2330

Provenance: What a sparkly Gem!!

Kinoite is a calcium copper silicate hydrate coated on skarn limestone with an epitax of druzy apophyllite which causes the lovely sparkle. Kinoite was named after Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino, SJ who was a Jesuit Missionary, explorer, Historian, cartographer, rancher and scientist. The type locality (first discovered) is in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. Fast forward to 1973, Christmas Open Pit Mine: While I was busily engaged in digging out a tight vein of Rosasite spheres, Joyce came back from the 2600 bench with one flat of brilliant cerulean blue crystals that I dismissed as micro Linarite with not much value. One week later, in Tucson, as we were struggling to entice buyers for the Rosasite, one of our largest German customers exclaimed happily that he had just bought from a miner working at the Christmas Mine, one entire pick-up load of Kinoite from Joycie's 2600 level bench for an obscene amount of money due to it's great rarity. Fast Forward, One year later, when Joycie begged me to buy the azurite nodules instead of some Ray Mine Druzy, I listened! Fast forward, after raising 3 boys because of the azurite geodes, which we still sell today, her wisdom resonates worldwide. What a treat to own a piece of history! Kinoite, another Arizona Iconic treasure.

Metaphysical:

Kinoite is said to be a good stone to help you sleep and feel more loving and compassionate.


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We offer discounts for quantity buyers: Purchase $250.00 or more in one order and receive a 10% discount. Just use coupon code "ETSYISLOVE" at checkout. Purchase $500.00 or more in one order and receive a 15% discount. Just use coupon code "ETSYHANDMADE" at checkout.

We offer a 100% guarantee on all of our items. Just contact us within 15 days of receipt of your purchase then return your item and we will refund your money, no questions asked.

We will gladly put your item on RESERVE for up to 15 days. Just send us a convo.



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