Swazi Bloodstone

Swazi Bloodstone

Beautiful Red spotted Chalcedony from Swaziland. This is no joke to mine....the deposit is located in the ancient 3200 Million Year Old"Greenstone Belt: right on top of a remote mountain range between South Africa and Swaziland. Climbing up here means you are fit (fit to drop anyhow). It is dug from the top of a horseshoe shaped hill on one of the mountains, rolled down the side and collected by cows with saddlebags. A friend of mine, Peter, is considering putting a old fashioned cable car type pulley system up here to get it out a little easier. It is a beautiful stone and often has Pyrite spots in the green, grey and red colouring. Sometimes we have tonnage of this material.

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