Core Sample Pendant 1
This is a core sample from an abandoned copper/silver mine in Nevada. A core sample is formed when the mining company drills down with a round pipe and the stone fills the pipe. The pipe is then brought to the surface and the sample is cut in half to see what kinds of ore it contains. When they abandoned this mine, they left the core samples behind. Jake was able to bring some home and cut them to form beautiful gemstone pieces from the minerals contained in the sample. Each sample is different and contains different patterns and minerals. This particular piece has an unusual shape, but Jake liked it that way and left it the way he found it. It has a lot of green malachite mixed in with the other minerals and is polished on both sides of the stone. It has a sterling silver cap with fancy sterling bezel topped with a sterling square wire ring.
|Dimensions||3 × 2 × .2 in|