carnelian

  • Chemical formula: Silica
  • Crystal system: Trigonal
  • Formula mass: 60 g/mol
  • Color: Red, orange, reddish
  • Cleavage: Absent
  • Fracture: Uneven, splintery, conchoidal
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Description

The carnelian stone is the most famous and, usually, least expensive chalcedony variety. This semi-precious quartzstone ranges in color from sleek yellow-orange to rich, near reddish-orange to a deep reddish-brown. It can also be anything from totally translucent to semi-opaque.

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