Flowerstone (Flower Feldspar) - $5.00/pound
Locality: Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada
This unusual material is known by rockhounds by the names Flowerstone
and Flower Feldspar, which are quite descriptive of the material.
However, this Feldspar Phenocryst in Basalt material could be more
correctly referred to as Basalt Porphyry. However, we think that's
pretty boring and not appropriate for such a beautiful gemstone. Either
way, it's darn cool stuff and cuts unusual stones. The material we
have contains nice, big "flowers".
This material doesn't look like much on the outside, but the slab
below showes the beauty that lies within the surface.
Flower Feldspar comes from the beaches of Vancouver Island, British
Columbia and has never been available in large quantities. It cuts
easily and takes a nice polish with diamond and tin oxide.