- Rough Verdite
This listing is for 1 rough Verdite stone
The size of these stones are approx. 3/4 - 1 1/8 "
Verdite is the trade name for a light to dark-green metamorphic rock composed of fuchsite and clay material. Verdite is considered to be a variety of fuchsite, which in turn, is a variety of muscovite. The green colour of Verdite is due to traces of chromium.
Verdite was discovered in North Kaap River, South Africa in areas where gold was found. It has been used by South African natives for hundreds of years as an ornamental stone and for amulets. Since verdite lacks hardness, it is most often carved and used for inlay work.