This unique stone comes from the base of a mountain called K2. The mine is in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan. K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. It is located on the border between Balistan in a region in northern Pakistan and Xinjianq County in China.
It seems everyone is calling this K2 Jasper, which is now wrong based on a recent lab test. The stone is ALBITE (feldspar mineral) Quartz/Microcline with Azurite (the blue dots), It also includes Manganese, Titanium, Strontium and Chromium as secondary minerals of concentration.
The earliest material found is bright, takes a nice polish and looks really good in jewelry. Material now coming out, if any, has a darker look to the gray areas of the stone, they still look good in jewelry but just not the same as these cabs. I know you will be pleased with these cabs and I have more to cut and polish so look back often.
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