Amethyst Tumblestone with ‘fingerprint’ inclusion
A very unusual piece, this is a Amethyst Tumblestone with ‘fingerprint’ inclusion.
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Amethyst Tumblestone with 'fingerprint' inclusion
One of the weirdest little tumblestones I've ever run into.
This piece has a series of fractures and cracks in with extremely unusual 'fingerprint' inclusions. Fingerprint inclusions are quite common in Amethyst and Quartz, but are typically small enough that they require a 10x loupe to view.
In these pieces, they can clearly be seen with the naked eye, especially if the stone is backlit. Frankly, they're impossible to miss.
- #1 - tumblestone measures approximately 33x29x23MM. This tumblestone also has an area of orange colouration, either Citrine or iron staining.
- #2 - a nice piece measuring 36x27x23MM. Nice amount of fractures and fingerprints especially under direct light.
- #3 - measuring 33x30x18MM. Numerous patches of inclusions, especially under direct light.
What are tumblestones?
Tumblestones are stones that have been put in spinning barrels with an abrasive compound for weeks or months. This slowly rounds off the rough rock and corners – the stones are then cleaned, and placed with a less abrasive grit. This happens several times until the stones are placed into a barrel with a polishing compound for their final polish.