Custom Cut Polished Wire Wrapped Unakite Necklace/Pendant Sterling Silver .935
Size: 2 3/8 x 1 1/16 inch or 60mm x 27mm
This local Virginia Stone was the Unofficial State Stone of Virginia for many years. 2016 Nelsonite was voted at the Virginia State Stone. "Take Home A Piece of Virginia" Stone.
Unakite is named after the Unaka mountain range of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, where it was first discovered and described. Similar material is found in many other locations. It is known as the Pompton Granite in a 1/2-square-mile outcrop in the Piedmont physiographic province of New Jersey. That small area has produced architectural stone that has been used in many prominent buildings of New Jersey and surrounding states. 
Many locations in the Blue Ridge physiographic Province of Virginia have been mined to produce unakite for construction, architectural, and lapidary use.