Confederate (Brierfield) Slag
Straight from the Confederate iron forges of the US Civil War, this cabochon was cut from a piece of Confederate Slag. This slag was collected from the ruins of the Brierfield Iron Works near Birmingham; a product of the Confederate war effort before the iron works were destroyed by the Federal Tenth Missouri Cavalry on March 31, 1865. It has a few tiny air bubbles and numerous tiny dots of color. There are three small dots that look almost like metal, harder than the slag; I'm still researching what they may be. You can own this very cool piece of history. Not for sale to people in Missouri (only kidding).
Dimensions: 31mm x 19mm x 9.5mm. Weight: 42.10 carats.
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although he makes every reasonable effort to do so.
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