While out in the desert last weekend I came across a rock shop. I got excited because if you are this far out in the middle of nowhere selling rocks you probably have some interesting specimens. Sure enough this guy had some material I had never seen or heard of before, Rainbow Chalcedony.
The stone appears to be a jasper/agate hence the chalcedony, but the guy at the rock shop could not confirm it. He said the material comes from a mine 2.5 hours north of Tecopa in Goldfield, Nevada. The mine owner allows anyone to come dig for a fee. Unfortunately I didn't have time to drive up to Goldfield to go dig some myself.
The shop owner showed me a cabochon he had made from it and it looked spectacular. The banding and color combinations set it apart from other rocks. So I bought what he had left of it and headed home.
You never know what you will find out in the desert!
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