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Hypersthene (variety Bronzite) Slabs Page 2
Bronzite is the iron rich form of hypersthene with a Moh's hardness of 5 to 6. It contains chatoyant bronze-colored spangles and metallic areas that make it a very interesting and unique stone. Some people call bronzite a poor man's pietersite, but it is a fine material in its own right.

Because of the varying hardness of the crystaline formations and metallic areas, bronzite can be a challenge to cut. It must be sanded with fine grits to avoid tearout and care must be taken to avoid undercutting. The careful cutter will be rewarded with unusual and beautiful cabochons. Bronzite polishes with tin oxide or diamond.

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Example of Bronzite Cabochon

Close-up of bronzite's spangled chatoyant effect.

 Item number: Slab952C - Bronzite Slabs - $13.00
Locality: Brazil



Two slab parcel measures approximately
1 at 3/16" thick
1 at 7/32" thick

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab956C - Bronzite Slabs - $13.00
Locality: Brazil



Two slab parcel measures approximately
1 at 1/4" thick
1 at 5/32" thick

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab958C - Bronzite Slabs - $13.00
Locality: Brazil



Three slab parcel measures approximately
2 at 5/32" thick
1 at 7/32" thick

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab970C - Bronzite Slabs - $13.00
Locality: Brazil



Two slab parcel measures approximately
1 at 1/4" thick
1 at 3/16" thick

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab981C - Bronzite Slabs - $13.00
Locality: Brazil



Two slab parcel measures approximately
2 at 3/16" thick

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab997C - Bronzite Slabs - $13.00
Locality: Brazil



Two slab parcel measures approximately
1 at 7/32" thick
1 at 5/32" thick

Ruler is in inches.


 Item number: Slab1109C - Bronzite Slabs - $13.00
Locality: Brazil



Two slab parcel measures approximately
1 at 3/16" thick
1 at 5/32" thick

Ruler is in inches.


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