Loose Natural Copper Sunstone Gemstone!
SUPERB! 6.12 carat Red Copper Sunstone from the famous DESERT SUN MINE (formally the Ponderosa Mine) outside of Burns, Oregon. This copper colored Sunstone has beautiful, intense Copper Schiller. When the light hits the copper schiller it looks like millions of tiny, iridescent copper mirrors. Much of the Oregon sunstone has a tendency to colorshift. That is, like alexandrite, it will change color or hue in different lights. This gem is spectacular!!! Custom faceted into a beautiful Oval design.
This awesome Copper Sunstone is a perfect gem for a unique jewelry piece such as a ring or a pendant!
The owners of the Desert Sun Mine use green mining practices and fair trade protocol. Every stone mined there is guarenteed to be 100% natural; Desert Sun Mine does not enhance its gemstones in any manner with chemicals, heat, diffusion or oiling.
Sunstone or can be also called Heliolite, is the State Gem of Oregon, a prime source for this beautiful gem. The name Heliolite has been derived from the Greek 'helios' and 'lithos,' which mean 'sun' and 'stone'.
Sunstone is formed in molten lava and is discharged onto the surface with the help of a volcano. The lava weathers away or is broken. Fine crystals of sunstone is then released. The Oregon sunstone is found with copper in it which is the cause for the range of colors in the stone from water color to yellow and many shades of green, red and pink.
Species / Variety: Feldspar / Sunstone
Country: Oregon, USA
Color: Superb Copper Red with Intense Copper Schiller
Carat Weight: 6.12 Carats
Shape / Cut: Custom Oval
Size: 14 X 10 MM Depth 7.5 MM
Clarity: Very Very Good
Treatment: None, 100% Natural!