So I saw this Tremolite Sphere and was just drawn to it, almost an instant fascination haha. I seem to becoming attracted to all stones rare? I did a little looking online before I bought it. Having worked with asbestos in my younger days, so a polished item it didn’t phase me, back then it wasn’t really a “thing”. My understanding is that asbestos is only dangerous with longer fibres as the lungs can’t seal over the fibre and therefore the wound site’s leaks puss into the bottom of the lungs…this is what kills us as asbestosis.
Anyways, I have read a bit on Tremolite now (including IGS article), though would like to know a little more if anyone has some answers/opinions to my questions that would be awesome. Firstly I guess, once cut into a gem/sphere etc…is it to be considered in any way unsafe? How unsafe would it be in natural crystal form? If I sell this on I would like to be honest with any potential buyers on this side of things.
Now the value…I have found online, two spheres similar colour (one claiming to be chrome but don’t see mine as chrome?) both between 35-38 grams and both being sold at US$450. Is this pricing realistic? I didnt look at values, I just bought it so I could hold it and suss it out a bit better. If mine is almost 3 times the weight of these, any ideas on a potential value?