Natural Feldspar Beads - Picture Collection 36
Rarely seen in West Africa.
There are many similar types. The sample above: Lunar Ferroan Anorthosite ( Plagioclase Feldspar commonly known as Albite ) was collected by Apollo 16 from the Lunar Highlands near Descartes Crater and is currently on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, United States.
The beads below are likely to be Orthoclase Feldspar, which can be white, beige, or pink and although commonly found in many countries, it is especially sought-after when pure white.