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A popular t-shirt amongst geologist, the phrase "Gneiss Schist" has been handstamped onto a brass disc. Underlying the disc is a copper disc embellished with circles.

Gneiss and schist are both metamorphic rocks. Gneiss is pronouned "Nice" and indicates very high grade (high pressure, high temperature) metamorphism. It is a swirly, banded rock and is very hard.

Schist develops in moderate grade metamorphic conditions and can contain platy minerals such muscovite, biotite, chlorite and hornblende. During metamorphism, these minerals preferentially align, giving the rock its characteristic foliation (thin layers). My favorite thing about schists are the recrystallized minerals that can grow during metamorphism: garnets, the aluminosilicates - kyanite, sillimanite and andalusite, staurolite (fairy crosses) and tourmaline to name a few!

* Perfect for the nerdy geologist or metamorphic petrologist in your life!
* Copper and Brass handstamped discs
* 16" copper ball chain

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A note about COPPER:
Copper is a reactive metal and will oxidize over time to a darker color. The bright finish can be extended through the use of wax or lacquer, such as clear nail polish, if you don't like the natural darkening that will take place over time. I use museum quality preserving wax on all my copper/brass creations, but this is not a permanent treatment. I suggest cleaning your copper pieces using very fine steel wool or a polishing cloth of some kind. If you get a skin reaction from wearing copper, your best bet is a light coat of clear nail polish on the item to protect your skin. Please consider the reactivity of the metal and potential maintenance of items before you purchase any of my 100% pure copper creations.
Thank you.

ATTENTION!!! This is a 100% hand stamped item. I use an anvil and hammer to create each piece and no two are exactly alike. There can be variations in alignment and depth of images and other imperfections that are a result of me not being a machine. If you are looking for machine crafted perfection I am afraid my humble little creations may not be for you. Please consider this before you buy. Thanks.

Gneiss Schist - Geology Necklace in Copper and Brass

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: copper, brass, handstamps, copper ball chain
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 222 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New Mexico, United States
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