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Augite is an important rock-forming mineral in many igneous rocks, especially in gabbros and basalts, and is also found
in some hydrothermal metamorphic rocks. The magnesium content is greater in augite. Augite is a part of an important solid
solution series of the pyroxene group. Its name is derived from the Greek word augites which means brightness and it is said
to owe its name to its serpent-like colours and patterns. Italian sculptors have sometimes termed it ranochia in allusion to its
resemblance to the skin of a frog. There is an old belief that the stones were effective protection from snake bites. In the US
it is found in St. Lawrence Co., and also on Staten Island,New York; at Montville and Hoboken in New Jersey; at Newport, Rhode
Island ; Grand Co, Colorado; Tillamook, Oregon; Newbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts; Lancaster, Chester and West Chester
counties, Pennsylvania; many localities in Vermont, California, North Carolina, Arizona; Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland,
Michigan, New Mexico, Texas and also in Washington state.
The Panteahs have inlaid the eyes and heartline of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and initialed the fetish CAP on the bottom
in their usual fashion.
If you would like to read more about the Buffalo's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "buffalo" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
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Zuni Carver: Clayton & Abby Quam Panteah
Material: Augite Serpentine
Dimensions: 1 11/16"L x 7/8"T x 5/8"W
Shipping costs: $ 9.25 + depending on your location
Plus state sales tax to Texas residents!
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The Zuni Fetish Story
If you're new to Zuni fetish collecting and interested in learning more about them, we have written a short article about Zuni fetishes and what they mean to the Zuni culture. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetishes.
Zuni Fetish Meanings
We've written this article to inform Zuni fetish collectors about the specific meanings and attributes of the more traditional Zuni fetish carvings.
CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetish meanings.
The Zuni Language
If, as a Zuni fetish collector, you haven't had the opportunity visit Zuni Pueblo but would enjoy hearing some words in the Zuni language, we hope you'll findthis article interesting and informative. CLICK HERE and turn up your volume to enjoy!
The Zuni Spirits Blog
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