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BCR408 Pink Alabaster

BCR408 Pink Alabaster

$35.00

  • Here’s a new item, a gorgeous piece of Pink Alabaster from Colorado. It has great color and a  fabulous design. 
  • A great rock for cutting and any lapidary project.
  • This is a great rock that Shawn has picked out. He says he sees something special in these. Whether it be that it needs thumbed, ground on and tumbled, cut and tumbled or cut and polished , he sees something. Whether you will see what he sees, or whether you can bring to fruition what he sees would be up to you. Of course, with all rocks, there are still risks. There could be fracture lines in the wrong place, the color may change or…Shawn could just be wrong. Regardless, these are much higher quality than our regular tumble material. 
  • This particular select specimen measures 11″ x 5 3/4″ x 4 5/8″  and weighs nearly 9 1/2 pounds.

MOHS hardness scale of  7

In stock

Description

Alabaster is a name applied to a fine-grained gypsum, a Calcium Sulfate mineral. Gypsum has the formula CaSO4 · 2H2O, and commonly forms in evaporation-dominated environments such as salt flats, seasonal lakes and sabkhas. It is a soft material easily carved, cut or even scratched with a fingernail, but has a regular consistency and color palette that lends itself to carving work. Due to the water molecules in its structure, alabaster does not hold up well to constant handling or the presence of water. Florence, Livorno, Milan and Berlin are important overseas centers of the Alabaster trade.

Additional information

Weight9.5 lbs
Dimensions11 × 5.75 × 4.625 in

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