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Mozarkite

A species of Chert
Botanical name : Mozarkite Rock : Chert

Mozarkite, A species of Chert
Botanical name: Mozarkite
Rock: Chert
Mozarkite (Mozarkite)

Description

A variety of flint, chert is a very compact and hard material known for its colorful swirls and patterns. Found only in the state of Missouri (USA), it was adapted as the Missouri state rock in 1967. This semi-precious stone can be finely polished so it's regularly used for cabochons and tumbled stones.

Physical Properties

Hardness
6.5-7
Tenacity
Brittle
Cleavage
None Observed
Fracture
Splintery, Conchoidal, Sub-Conchoidal
Density
2.65 g/cm³

Chemical Properties

General Info

Uses

It has won distinction as a particular form or variety of chert because of its unique variation of colors and its ability to take a high polish. It has the hardness of 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale, which qualifies it as a suitable material for semi-precious gemstone, and has a density of about 2.65 g/cm³. Typically, the colors are different hues of red, pink, and purple with varying tints of green, gray and brown. It is collected and admired by lapidarists across the country.
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