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About Mexican Onyx (Travertine)

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Mexican Onyx, unpolished

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Mexican Onyx, polished


MEXICAN ONYX (TRAVERTINE)

MEXICAN ONYX is a name given to a fine-grained variety of calcite formed in caves and waterfalls, and is known as travertine.  The material forms in a number of different colors, and is sometimes dyed, and is carved into animals, geometric shapes and other ornamental items.  Since calcite is dissolved with hydrochloric(muriatic) acid, pieces are often given their final polish by immersing them in acid.
Travertine is found in many parts of the world including the US.  Massive deposits in Pakistan are also being used for cutting and carving into many beautiful objects.  Click her for more information on PAKISTANI ONYX.

Chemistry: variety of calcite ♦ Luster: vitreous to dull ♦
Color: banded with multiple orange, yellow, red, tan, brown and white colors ♦
Fracture: subconchoidal ♦ Crystal system: orthorhombic ♦
Moh's hardness: 3.5-4 ♦ Localities: Baja California, Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Mexican Onyx (Travertine)

Mexican Onyx (Travertine) Bear CRV 330

Mexican Onyx (Travertine) Bear, CRV 330

Sales price: $4.50

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Mexican Onyx Candleholder Polished LMP 625

Mexican Onyx Candleholder Polished...

Sales price: $12.50

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Mexican Onyx Candleholder Polished LMP 627

Mexican Onyx Candleholder Polished, LMP...

Sales price: $12.50

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Mexican Onyx Candleholder Rough, LMP 633

Mexican Onyx Candleholder Rough, White....

Sales price: $12.50

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Mexican Onyx Candleholder Rough, LMP 624

Mexican Onyx Candleholder Rough, White...

Sales price: $12.50

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Mexican Onyx Dove Jewelry Box DEC 2029

Mexican Onyx Dove Jewelry Box DEC 2029

Sales price: $15.95

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Mexican Onyx Glow Lamp LMP 2028

Mexican Onyx Glow Lamp LMP 2028

Sales price: $80.00

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Mexican Onyx Wolf Pair Carving CRV 1016

Mexican Onyx Wolf Pair Carving CRV 1016

Sales price: $18.00

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