Andhra Pradesh, India

This beautiful rock is commonly found in counter-tops and is one of the most popular ornamental rocks. It is unusual to see it in cabochons, and this one has a honed or satiny finish rather than the high polish one sees in buildings.

The copper-colored flakes are the mineral pyroxene, and bronzite is an iron-rich, calcium poor variety indicating it came from the mantle.

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