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.
- 7 small rough lapidary slabs for rings or pendants, Shattuckite, K2, etc. (rs5191) $16.00
- K2 Azurite Cabochon, 18x20x6 mm, natural flat back small ring size (k4681) $10.00
- K2 Azurite Cabochon, 18.5x32x6 mm, natural flat back cab (k21281 $10.00
- K2 Azurite Cabochon, 18.5x37x7 mm, natural flat back cabochons (k28271)x $10.00