Chert, Siltstone & Chrysocolla

Chert, Siltstone & Chrysocolla

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This is a professional archival print of the original watercolor painting. The print is scrupulously perfected and produced on the finest artist grade Moab Entrada cotton paper. Optional precision handmade mahogany frame equipped with artist grade mat board and backing board. Check out how I make them on my Instagram highlight!

Original painting available here!

An unlikely trio. The larger rock is composed of red chert, aka Jasper. It has a slight lacing of white quartz. This was found on the coast and most likely comes from a deep ocean bed. The blue/green rock is a copper ore with streaks of chrysocolla, which forms from the oxidation of copper deposits. It can be confused with turquoise if not for the visible crystalline structure and derivative nature to the copper that surrounds it. Lastly, a cubic piece of siltstone covered in romanechite dendrites. I've had this little rock for decades. Dendrites are not fossils, rather they're crystals occurring from manganese oxide, that grow in fractal patterns. This one has a beautiful pattern on it's prominent side.

11x14in/28x35.5cm professional archival print, on 300 gsm 100% cotton fine art Moab Entrada paper. Artist signature, date, and unique Giologica stamp on back of print.

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If ordered framed, shipped in a reinforced box.

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