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Mexican Onyx Turtle Lamp

Mexican Onyx Turtle Lamp

Regular price $69.00 USD
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Featuring Mexican Onyx and a unique carved turtle, this lamp is sure to make a bold impression. The natural banding offers a subtle yet eye-catching detail, while the warm glow of the lamp creates a cozy atmosphere perfect for any room.

You will receive the item pictured, a cord and bulb set is included with purchase.

Dimensions: 4.5"Wx5.5"Dx4.5"H

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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.