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Limited Edition: Volkonskoite


Limited Edition: Volkonskoite



The rare Volkonskoite is also known as Russian Green Earth in pigment form and Green Stone in mineral form.  The mineral is only found in Russia and needs specific and singular geochemical conditions to form.  It’s creation is the very long interaction of soiled water, heavy in chrome, with organics.  Volkonskoite is the resulting chromium-bearing mineral that is part of a group of clay minerals found in sandstones, conglomerates and red beds filling the voids from the decomposition of organic material.  So incredibly unique!

The mineral yields a rich and deep forest to olive green with a beautiful texture due to the larger pigment particles.

Handmade in our shop using the highest quality earth pigment and natural watercolor binding medium made from gum arabic (sap from acacia trees,) honey, glycerine and distilled water.

* depending on availability - please allow around a week for items to be shipped.

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