Large Natural Chalcedony Plate Specimen

GBP 1,775.00

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Object Description

A large natural Chalcedony plate specimen originating from Madagascar. Chalcedony, from the Latin Chalcedonian, is a compact variety of microcrystalline quartz. This striking mineral is composed of microscopic fibres which is white when pure. Its beautiful crystals and scale would make a stunning new display piece inside any home, or collectors cabinet.

More on Chalcedony
Many fragments of Chalcedony contain microscopic elements of other minerals, giving a range of colours.
Its name derives from the ancient port of Turkey, which was once called Khalkedon in Asian Minor, where there were deposits.
This clever specimen forms in cavities cracks, and through pre-existing rocks, in particular volcanic rocks.
Due to chalcedony forming in various colours, it has been used for an array of decorative items over time, such as statues, sculptures, bowls, and, more commonly, jewellery.

Additional Information
Comes with an exclusive medium custom-made neoclassical style display plinth – ø17cm x height 6.5cm. Overall dimensions are for specimen and base.

Additional dimensions (specimen only):
Height: 32.5cm (12.79 in)
Width: 22cm (8.66 in)
Depth: 9cm (3.54 in)
Weight: 6.3kg

Object Condition

Humans have shaped it into the form it is now presented in. Good structural condition. Naturally made, prehistoric specimens formed by nature over millions of years. Formations, variations and markings are natural and are to be celebrated as features of each specimen.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:22 x H:39 x D:9 centimeters
  • country

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From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.


UK Heritage
Grove Barn
Wormelow
Herefordshire
HR2 8EG
United Kingdom

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