The Mineral Garden
This listing is for 1 Verdite tumble, which will be intuitively selected. As these are natural tumbled stone, they may differ in size and appearance from those pictured.
Locality : South Africa
Size Approx : 1" (10g-20g)
- Common Localities: South Africa, Zimbabwe
- Composition: A type of brecciated jasper, composed of green epidote and black piemontite [Ca2(Fe,Al)Al2(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)2·(H2O)]
Verdite is a type of brecciated jasper that is composed of green epidote and black piemontite. The stone is known for its striking green and black colors, which create a mottled or speckled appearance. It is found in several locations in South Africa and Zimbabwe, where it is often used for carving and sculpture.
Verdite is named after the indigenous people of the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, who have used the stone for centuries as a protective talisman. The stone is also known as "South African Jade" due to its green color and resemblance to the more well-known jade stone. Verdite is believed to have metaphysical properties that promote inner peace, tranquility, and emotional healing.