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Mexican Onyx Dove Box

Mexican Onyx Dove Box

Regular price $18.00 USD
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This Mexican Onyx Dove Box is a unique and attractive piece of art crafted from a blend of natural Mexican onyx and gems. Its sleek and sophisticated design shows off beautiful details - including a pair of doves - and is sure to stylishly accent any home.

You will receive an item of similar color, size, and quality as those pictured. Each box is unique.

Dimensions: 5"x3.5"x2.8"

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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. For more information on PAKISTANI ONYX check out the Rock Professor.

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.