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Petrified Wood Bookends

BK600b   This is an exceptional set of Sequoia Petrified Wood bookends from Saddle Mountain, Washington.  This beautiful set of bookends has a good color variety and shows the growth lines in the wood very well. Take note of the holes that go clear through on either side of the set.  They are highly polished on the face with black felt in the middle and bottom for protection.  The set measures 12 3/8" wide x 7 3/8" tall x 2 1/8" thick and is an awesome one-of-a-kind creation.

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The set weighs 12 lbs. 7 oz.

Petrified Wood is a type of a fossil as it consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with minerals while retaining the original structure of the wood.  These minerals are most often Silicates such as Quartz.  Other minerals, Manganese, Iron and Copper, in the water or mud during the petrification process give Petrified Wood a variety of color ranges: black - Carbon; green/blue - Copper; red/brown/yellow - Iron.  Petrified Wood can preserve the original structure of the wood in all its detail all the way down to the microscopic level.  Structures such as tree rings and the various tissues are often observed features.  Although Petrified Wood can be found worldwide, it is rather rare in larger quantities and at times can be difficult to obtain by the average collector.

$180.00

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Geisonoceras Bookends

BK601b   Here is a very nice set of Black Geisonoceras bookends from Morocco.  The Geisonoceras fossils have been exposed and polished from Fossil Rock material to show the very unique characteristics of each. This set of bookends measures 8 1/8" wide x over   6 1/4" tall x 2 1/4" thick.  They make great decorator pieces as well as super collectibles for the fossil hunter.

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The set weighs 7 lbs. 13 oz.

Geisonoceras is a genus of extinct Nautiloid Cephalopod.  These fossils are common and have a global distribution which occur in any marine rock, especially Limestone.  Geisonoceras has an orthoconic shell with transverse lirae and striae that are periodically thickened.

$65.00

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 Orthoceras Bookends

BK602b   Here is a nice set of Black Orthoceras bookends from Morocco.  The bookends have been cut, carved and polished from Fossil Rock material to expose the unique fossils.  This set measures 7 7/8" wide x  6 1/4" tall x 2 1/2" thick and has a good polish on the fossil surfaces.  The bookends make great decorator pieces as well as super collectibles for the fossil hunter.

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This set weighs 7 lbs. 5.7 oz.

Orthoceras is a genus of extinct Nautiloid Cephalopod.  These fossils are common and have a global distribution which occur in any marine rock, especially Limestone.  These are slender, elongated shells with the middle of the body chamber transversely constricted and a sub-central orthochoanitic siphuncle.  The surface is ornamented by a network of fine lirae or fine lines/ridges. 

$50.00

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Brazilian Agate Bookends

BK603b  Here is an exceptional set of Blue with hints of Green (color enhanced) Brazilian Agate Geode bookends.  The bookends have a really cool Agate center with a small crystal cavity and awesome banding and crystal.  They can also be arranged to create a whole new look. This set measures 6 1/2" wide x  5 1/4" tall x 2 3/8".  A really nice set!

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Total weight is 5 lbs. 0.2 oz.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation. 

$45.00

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Brazilian Agate Bookends

BK604c  Here's an exceptional set of Pink (color enhanced) Brazilian Agate  bookends with a very different design.  This beautiful set measures 7 1/4" wide x 5 5/8" tall x 3" thick and has a nice polish on the front face and inner sides. The bookends have a gorgeous crystal cavity and Agate center, nice crystal  with  neat banding design. Turn them around and create a whole new look! Grab them quick before they are gone!!

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Total weight is 5 lbs. 15 oz.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation. 

$55.00

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Brazilian Agate Bookends

BK605b  This is a very unique set of  Teal (color enhanced) Brazilian Agate bookends with a very different design. The beautiful set measures 10 1/2" wide x nearly 4" tall x 3 1/4" thick and has a nice polish on the front face and inner sides. The bookends have a lovely Agate and Crystal center with neat banding, subtle "rainbow" reflections and a small crystal cavity as well as a cool hidden cavity all in a lovely design. They also can be rearranged to expose it's hidden beauty. Turn them around and create a whole new design. Grab them quick before they are gone!!

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The set weighs 6 lbs. 10 oz.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation. 

$42.00

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Rainbow Calcite Bookends

BK607c  This is a great new item; a set of Rainbow Calcite bookends from Mexico. They measure 10" wide x over 5 1/4" tall x 2" and have a nice polish on the front face. They have great pastel colors with darker contrasting accents. A fabulous set!

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Total weight is 7 lbs. 12 oz.

Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

$55.00

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Orange Calcite Bookends

BK608c  This is a very pretty larger set of Orange Calcite Bookends from Mexico. This set has beautiful deep orange color with lighter orange and white accents in  a very cool design. They measure approximately 9 3/4" wide x 8 1/8" tall x 5 1/4" thick. The set is a deeper Orange than appears in the photo. Very nice!!

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This set weighs 26 lbs. 8 oz.

Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

$75.00

brazilian agate bookends

Brazilian Agate Bookends

BK609c  This is a pretty set of nice quality Pink (color enhanced) Brazilian Agate Geode bookends.  The set measures over 8 1/4" wide x 3 7/8" tall x 2 3/8" and has a nice polish on the front face and inner sides.  They have a very nice center of crystal and cool banding all in a very interesting and unique design. They can also be turned around to reveal it's hidden beauty and create a whole new display!

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The set weighs 4 lbs. 2.5 oz.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation. 

$28.00

 

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 Mozambique Agate Bookends

BK611b Here's a fantastic new item, a beautiful set of bookends carved from Mozambique Agate. This great set was created right here in our very own Lapidary Department at The Rock Shed.  It measures 9 1/4" wide x 5 7/8" tall x 2 7/8".  It has a polished front face with wonderful Agate banding and color. Grab this unique set quick!

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This set weighs 11 lbs. 2 oz.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation. 

$110.00

petrified wood bookend

Orthoceras Bookends

BK612b Here's a lovely addition to our fossil bookend collection, a brown and reddish rounded shaped Orthoceras set  of bookends from Morocco.  The bookends have been cut, carved and polished from Fossil Rock material to expose the unique fossils.  This set measures over 5 3/4" wide x 4 3/4" tall x 2 3/8" thick and has a good polish on the fossil surfaces.  The bookends make great decorator pieces as well as super collectibles for the fossil hunter.

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This set weighs 3 lbs. 15 oz.

Orthoceras is a genus of extinct Nautiloid Cephalopod.  These fossils are common and have a global distribution which occur in any marine rock, especially Limestone.  These are slender, elongated shells with the middle of the body chamber transversely constricted and a sub-central orthochoanitic siphuncle.  The surface is ornamented by a network of fine lirae or fine lines/ridges.

35.00

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