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Are Chrysanthemum Stones Real Crystals?

Posted by Colette Weeks on

Chrysanthemum stones might look painted or like fossils but they are actually natural crystals that formed during the Permian age, or 248 to 290 million years ago. Chrysanthemum stones formed at the bottom of ancient oceans, where the pressure is immense. This caused the Celestite crystals to grow outward, pressed within the carbon-rich seabed. What is a Chrysanthemum stone? Chrysanthemum stones are black stones with what appears to be a white flower blooming on its surface. These wonders occur naturally thanks to Celestite crystals. Celestite forms crystals in a star-like pattern.  "The white pattern on the rock is formed of...

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