Locality - Madagascar Size – 95 x 86 x 58mm Weight – 644g
This eudialyte freeform features attractive multicoloured patterns in gently mottled grape purple eudialyte with snowy white and cola brown microcline. There is a dramatic natural rocky 'scar' through one side of the stone, adding highly contrasting rough textures to the piece. Overall, it has been superbly shaped and polished, ideal as a unique decor piece.
Eudialyte is an incredibly rare red to light brown gemstone typically found in massive form. It's rarity is due not only to its natural scarcity but also its alkaline form, which leaves it vulnerable to dissolving in strong acids; it is for this reason that it was named after the Greek 'eu dialytos', meaning 'well dissolved'. It is often found as grains embedded a variety of igneous rocks such as aegerine, albite, natrolite and nepheline. The south-western regions of Greenland produce much of this mineral, but minute amounts are also found in Canada, Norway, Arkansas and Madagascar.