Folks, I've recently seen a spate of faceted gems marketed as
"Helenite" and described as gems created in the eruption of Mt.
St. Helens in Washington State. Can any of you shed any light on
I think I bought one of those as a souvenir for a friend once, when
I went to Seattle. According to the little card that came with the
one I bought, it sounded essentially like processed volcanic glass
that was made clear and enhanced with trace metal to give it color,
then faceted. Yeah, it was silly to buy it if I knew that, but it was
a prettier gift than getting something large and gaudy, and plastic
(and made in China). If that’s the same thing as what you’re talking
about, then I don’t know if it has any value outside of
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Hi I have seen helenite and to my knowledge it isa stone created
with some of the ash from mt st. helens eruption. i have seen mt. st.
helens glass and that has about a hundreth of a gram of ash in a
hundred pound glass pot. So my thoughts are gimick and thats about