Bookends made from Agate, Sandstone, Petrified Wood and Other Rock

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Petrified Wood Bookends

BK109c This is an amazing set of  Cypress Petrified Wood bookends from Saddle Mt., Washington with a very unique design.  The set measures 13" wide x 9 3/8" tall x 2 1/8" thick and have a very nice polish on the front face and neutral earth tone colors.  The outer edge "bark" area is truly exceptional and there are even some cool cavity areas! They have black felt on the inside and bottom for surface protection.  Just beautiful!

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The set weighs 16 lbs. 9 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 gives 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.

$280.00

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Dugway Geode Bookends

BK101c  This is a very pretty set of Dugway Geode bookends.  This gorgeous set has a beautiful design and very nice sparkling Geode cavity on the both sides. The bookends measure 10 3/4" wide x 5 1/8" tall x 2 7/8" with highly polished face and grey felt on the inner and bottom surfaces for protection.  Just nice!

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Total weight is 5 lbs. 3 oz.

Geodes are geological rock formations which occur in sedimentary and certain volcanic rocks.  They are essentially rock cavities or vugs with internal Crystal formations or concentric banding.  The exterior is generally Limestone while the interior contains Quartz Crystals and/or Chalcedony deposits.  If the Geode is completely filled with Crystal, being solid all the way through, it is then called a nodule.

$140.00

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Brazilian Agate Bookends

BK103b  This is a lovely set of Blue (color enhanced) Brazilian Agate Geode bookends. This set measures 8 1/2" wide x nearly 5" tall x nearly 2 7/8" with a nicely polished front face and inside surfaces.  The set has awesome Agate banding, crystal, crystal cavity, pretty "rainbow" reflections all  in a very cool design.  It also has the ability to be rearranged to give it a whole new look.  Just lovely!

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Total weight is 7 lbs. 7 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.

$60.00

brazilian agate bookends

Brazilian Agate Bookends

BK107b  This is a very nice set of Pink (color enhanced) Brazilian Agate Geode bookends. This pretty set measures 7 1/2" wide x just over 6" tall x 3 1/2" thick with nicely polished front and inside faces.  The set has an good mix of crystal and amazing Agate banding. Can also be turned around to display it's hidden beauty! Very nice!

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Total weight 8 lbs. 4 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.

$75.00

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Onyx Bookends

BK110b  Here's something new, a nice quality set of  Onyx  bookends from Mexico.  This unique set measures 8 7/8" wide x over 6 1/4" tall x  1 3/4" thick and has a nice polish and great color. Turn the set around and you get a whole new beautiful design! The perfect gift for that "hard to find" person!

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Total weight is 6 lbs. 14 oz.

Onyx is a banded variety of Calcite.  The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color except shades of purple, blue and black.  It is used for vases, bowls, beads, cabochons and other items.  This type is found in Mexico and Pakistan and is often carved and polished into various items.  This material is much more readily available and softer than the gemstone commonly called Black Onyx which is a silica gem.

$55.00

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Orange Calcite Bookends

BK111b  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 7 5/8" wide x  over 8" tall x 3 7/8" thick. The set is a deeper Orange than appears in the photo. Very nice!!

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The set weighs 14 lbs. 4 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.

$50.00

geisonoceras bookend

Geisonoceras Bookends

BK112b  Here is a very unique set of  Black and White Geisonoceras bookends from Morocco. This set measures  8 1/4" wide x 5 7/8" tall x  2 3/4". The  bookends have been cut and carved  from Fossil Rock material to expose the very unique Geisonoceras fossils in a different angle shape. The set has a neat combination of  fossil marble and a beautifully polished Geisonceras protruding on each side. Take note of the Orthoceras imbedded in the Fossil Marble!  The bookends make great decorator pieces as well as super collectibles for the fossil hunter.

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The set weighs 6 lbs. 15 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.

$50.00

brazilian agate bookend

Brazilian Agate Bookends

BK108b  This is a very nice set of Blue with hints of Green (color enhanced) Brazilian Agate Geode bookends. This set measures 4 3/4" wide x  just over 4 3/4" tall x  3" with a nicely polished front face and inside surfaces. The set has great color, fabulous banding, gorgeous crystal and Agate center, a very unique hidden cavity and can be displayed when turned around all in a very unique design! A great little set!

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This set weighs 3 lbs. 11 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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Amethyst Bookends

BK102b  Here's something new and totally amazing, a gorgeous set of Amethyst bookends. This unique set measures approximately 8 1/2" wide x 6 1/8" tall x  4 3/4". They have beautiful purple crystals speckled with what we believe to be Goethite. To enhance it's beauty it has subtle lovely "rainbow" reflections. There may be some small chips on some of the crystal points. This does not detract form this exceptional set.  Truly "one of a kind item"!

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This set weighs 9 lbs. 1 oz.

Amethyst is a purple variety of Quartz often used as an ornament.  Upon exposure to heat, Amethyst generally becomes yellow, which some refer to as Citrine or "burnt" Amethyst.  It occurs in color from a light, slightly pinkish violet to a deep grape purple.  It is widely distributed as a mineral, but fine, clear specimens that are suitable for cutting as ornamental stones.

Goethite is named after the German Polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethite is an iron bearing oxide mineral found in soil and other low-temperature environments. Goethite has been well known since prehistoric times for it's use as a pigment. Historically, Goethite has been used as a paint pigment found on cave paintings in France.  Its main modern use is that of an Iron Ore content or objects using Iron Ore.  Goethite is found worldwide usually in the form of concretions, stalactitic formations, oolites, reniform or botryoidal accumulations.

$135.00

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Septarian Bookends

BK104c  Here is a very nice set of Septarian bookends. This gorgeous set measures 10 3/4" wide x 4 3/4" tall x 2 3/4" with a nicely polished front face.  The set has lots of Brown Aragonite and contrasting Yellow Calcite. They have fabulous deep crystal cavities on each side exposing the Calcite crystals making this an exceptional set!   These bookends have grey felt in the middle and bottom for protection. Just very nice!

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The set weighs 6 lbs. 14 oz.

Septarians are commonly composed of a carbonate mineral such as Calcite, a microcrystalline form of Silica as in Flint or Jasper, or an Iron Oxide such as Hematite.  These specimens are also known as a concretion which is a type of sedimentary rock. Septarians were formed millions of years ago by sediment forming around a fossil to create a mud ball transforming the fossil into Calcite and Aragonite. 

$200.00 

brazilian agate bookends

Brazilian Agate Bookends

BK105c  Here is a beautiful set of Brazilian Agate bookends. This Teal (color enhanced) set measures nearly 9 1/4" wide by nearly 5 1/4" tall x 3 1/2" with highly polished front and inner surfaces. The set has a gorgeous deep Teal color, great crystal with brilliant "rainbows", crystal cavity,  fantastic banding and great design. Can also be turned around to create a whole new design.  A really great set!

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Total weight 10 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. 

$75.00

orthoceras bookend

Orthoceras Bookends

BK100c Here is a very unique set of  Brown (with hints of Red) Orthoceras bookends from Morocco. This set measures  5 7/8" wide x  nearly 4 3/4" tall x nearly 2 1/4".  The bookends have been cut and carved  from Fossil Rock material to expose the very unique Orthoceras fossils. The set has a neat combination of  fossil marble and a beautifully polished Orthoceras protruding on each side. The bookends make great decorator pieces as well as super collectibles for the fossil hunter.

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The set weighs 4 lbs. 13 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.

$36.00

agate bookends

Brazilian Agate Bookends

BK106c  Here is a very pretty set of  Natural Brazilian Agate bookends.  This nice set measures 7" wide x 5 1/4" tall x 3 1/4" with highly polished front and inner surfaces. The set has a unique design with beautiful sugar white crystal color, cool Agate banding and Agate center.  It can also be turned around to display it's hidden beauty and pretty "rainbow" reflections.  A really great set!

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Total weight is 7 lbs. 6 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. 

$60.00 

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