Ophicalcite Cat Figurine Russia Siberia

$80.00

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Description

OPHICALCITE CAT

This is the carved yellow ophicalcite cat figurine. Dimensions: 2.8 x 1.1 x 0.9″ (7.2 x 2.7 x 2.2cm). Weight – 1.9oz (53 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.

Additional information

Weight 53 g