Interesting little Magnesite specimens measuring around 50MM across. Because these are natural pieces of stone, the sizes and shapes do differ from piece to piece.
These pieces are ideal for collectors, and may also be of use for demonstrating certain types of fake Turquoise.
Magnesite and Howlite are both dyed and sold as ‘Turquoise’ or ‘Turqurenite’, etc. For more information about this fakery, see our blog post on the subject!
The faking of Turquoise is actually so common that it is becoming harder and more expensive to buy rough pieces of Magnesite.
For more information about Magnesite, and a full list of our related products, please see our main ‘Magnesite’ page.