36 x 24" Labradorite Coffee Table With Powder Coated Base

 
 
 
 
This is a flashy, iridescent, coffee table made from polished Labradorite mined in Maniry, Madagascar. It measures 36 x 24" and the base is a black, powder-coated steel. The top of the table is made from 1" thick pieces of polished labradorite, set into a resin to create a durable surface. The table top weighs 88 lbs (40 kg).

The table takes on a different appearance depending on the lighting and the angle which is viewed at due to the natural labradorescence of the rock. Be sure to check out the attached video.

Labradorite is a feldspar mineral that is most often found in mafic igneous rocks. Some specimens of labradorite exhibit what is called a "schiller effect", which is a strong play of iridescent blue, green, red, orange, and yellow colors. Labradorite is so well known for these spectacular displays of color that the phenomenon is known as "labradorescence." Specimens with high quality labradorescence are often polished and used as gemstones.

The labradorescence is not caused by the colors being reflected on the surface of the specimen. Instead, light enters the stone, hits a twinning surface within the stone, and reflects from it. The color seen is the color of light reflected from that twinning surface. Different twinning surfaces within the stone reflect different colors of light. Light reflecting from different twinning surfaces in various parts of the stone can give the stone a multi-colored appearance.

Labradorite is named after where it was first found in Labrador, Canada. Today, the most prolific deposits and the source of most commercially available labradorite occur in Madagascar and Russia.
FOR SALE
$1,995
DETAILS
SPECIES
Labradorite
LOCATION
Maniry, Madagascar
SIZE
36 x 24", 21 1/2" tall, weighs about 100 lbs
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#52938