Ophicalcite Bear Figurine Russia Siberia


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This is the carved ophicalcite bear figurine. Dimensions: 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.1″ (6.8 x 3.8 x 2.9cm). Weight – 3.2oz (92 grams). Origin: Russia, Siberia.

Some information about ophicalcite:

Ophicalcite is a serpentinite breccia popular since ancient times as a decorative facing stone. It is a dark, dull green, white-mottled (or white-veined) serpentine, mixed with calcite, dolomite, or magnesite, which takes a high polish. It is sometimes classed, erroneously, as a variety of marble.

Non-brecciated varieties of a very similar serpentinite, sometimes also called “verd antique”, have been quarried at Victorville, California; Cardiff, Maryland; and Rochester in Addison County, Vermont.

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Weight 92 g