Petrified Wood, Geodes, Crystals, Agates and Carvings

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$135.00

PR100b  This is something different for the polished rock collector.  Here is a very nice large polished slab cut from a specimen of Brazilian Agate.  It measures 11 1/4" x nearly 6" x 2 1/4" thick and is polished on one side.  This beautiful piece has a tiny crystal cavity with a great Agate design throughout.  Just gorgeous!

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is 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.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Brazilian or other.

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Brazilian Agate

$140.00

PR101b  Here is a very beautiful Carnelian free form.  This awesome Carnelian has rich dark red, brown and gray colors all in an unique design.  This lovely specimen has a very nice polish on all surfaces except the bottom.   It measures 4 7/8" x nearly 5 3/4" x almost 6 1/2" tall and weighs just over 7 pounds.  As you can see from the photos there are some fracture lines, common for this material but it does not affect the stability of this excellent piece.  A truly beautiful piece of polished Carnelian.

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Carnelian is a red or reddish-brown variant of Chalcedony but also may come in the colors of orange and pink.  It is quite common and usually found in translucent pebble form.  It is found in several areas of Europe, Iceland and Madagascar.

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Carnelian

$75.00

PR102c  This is a gorgeous Black Skin Agate specimen from India.  This lovely piece measures 6 1/8" x 4" x nearly 2 1/8" thick and has an excellent polish on all sides.  This fabulous specimen shows beautiful black, white and gray colors accented with browns in the unique Black Skin Agate design.  Very beautiful!

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is 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.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Brazilian or other.

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Black Skin Agate

$85.00

PR103c  Here is a really great find!!  A gorgeous Sea Jasper cube from Madagascar.  It measures approximately 2 7/8" square and has an highly polished finish on all sides. It has fabulous color in a marvelous design!  It's very, very nice.

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This material is a new find from Madagascar. The deposit formed as a rhyolite flow but has been completely silicified. The Rhyolitic eyes or orbs come in an astonishing array of colors and color combinations. The back ground can be white, pink, green, red, or yellow. Botryoidal formations as well as white and deep green druzy are also common. This deposit has been discovered at the edge of the ocean. It can only be seen and collected at low tide. The area has no road so the material must be transported to civilization by boat. This material is fast becoming a rarity in the Jasper ocean fields, so get one while it is still available.

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Sea Jasper Cube

$70.00

PR104b  Here is a gorgeous piece of an Amethyst geode.  This lovely piece has lots of sparkly Amethyst crystals with good color and evens subtle "rainbow" reflections. It  measures 7" x  4 1/2" x  6 1/2" tall  with a natural unpolished appearance. Grab this one quick!

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

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Amethyst

$18.00

PR105b   This is a polished Free Form made of Crazy Horse Granite from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  This cool specimen has good color, a nice design in the rock and a polished face with balance left natural.  It measures 5 7/8" wide x almost 2 1/4" thick x nearly 3 7/8" tall.  The specimen was handcrafted in our own lapidary department.  Definitely a one-of-a-kind treasure or makes a great gift!

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Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive igneous rock. Granites are usually medium to coarse grained, occasionally with some individual Crystals. It can be pink to dark gray or even black depending on the chemistry and mineralogy. It is a hard and tough substance is used mostly in construction and landscaping.

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Black Hills Granite

$22.00

PR106b  This is a very pretty, above average quality Coconut Geode from Mexico.  It has been cut and polished on the face here at the Rock Shed to show the awesome inside design. It has a gorgeous crystal center and neat small cavity all in an interesting design.  This very pretty Geode measures 4 1/2" wide x 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".  It makes for a very interesting display piece or would make an excellent gift.

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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.

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Coconut Geode

$235.00

PR107c    Here is something new and different; an excellent example of Amphibole Quartz from Bahia, Brazil.  The Amphibole Quartz has amazing clarity showing the wonderful inclusions of Limonite (yellow), Hematite (red), Kaolinite (white) or Lithium (pink).  This fascinating Quartz crystal is 6" long x nearly 3 1/4" x almost 2 1/4" with excellent colorful inclusions.  The multi-faceted crystal is all natural with a very nice finish.  Like most Quartz, pictures just don't do it proper justice!

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

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Amphibole Quartz Crystal

$50.00

PR108c  This is an above average quality Rose Quartz Free Form from Brazil.  This gorgeous Rose Quartz has a lovely rose Pink color with lots of character, "rainbow" reflections and great design. It measures 3" wide x 2 3/8" x 4 3/4" tall.  A very nice piece indeed!

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

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Rose Quartz Free Form

$65.00

PR109b  This is a very nice, above average quality multi-colored Marble Mortar and Pestle.  The mortar measures 6" in diameter x  6" tall with the pestle being 2" in diameter x 6" long and weighs nearly 9 1/2 pounds.   It has a nice different Red and White colors with lighter accents and is highly polished all around except for the bottom.  It makes for a very interesting display piece or would make a nice gift.

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Marble is a metamorphic rock consisting of Limestone but composed mostly of Calcite.  It is used extensively for sculpture, building materials and has many decorative uses.  The pure white Marble is probably the most common form known, but the characteristic swirls and veins of many colored Marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as Clay, Silt, Sand, Iron Oxides or Chert.

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Marble Mortar and Pestle

$125.00

PR110b  This is a very beautiful specimen of polished Green Fluorite. The fantastic Green Fluorite specimen is highly polished on all sides except the bottom and has a super range of shaded Green colors with a very nice design.  The overall size of this gorgeous specimen is 4 1/4" wide x 2 14" x 7 1/2" tall and weighs nearly 1 1/2 pounds.

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Fluorite, also referred to as fluor-spar, is a mineral composed of Calcium Fluoride.  It is a widely occurring mineral found world wide and is often found with metallic minerals such as Galena, Sphalerite, Barite, Quartz and Calcite.  Fluorite may fluoresce strongly in ultraviolet light which may be due to the presence of some impurities such as Yttrium.  Blue is the most common color but red, purple, green, yellow and white are also frequent.  It can be used in high performance telescopes, camera lens, enamels and in the making of opalescent glass.

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Green Fluorite

$65.00

PR111b  Here is something different from the gift department at the Rock Shed.  This is a very cool Amethyst Geode section with a gorgeous center.  The attractive and sparkly Amethyst is full of pretty purple tipped crystals accented by a sprinkling of Clear and White Quartz crystals.  This lovely piece measures nearly 7" x almost 3 3/4" x 2 7/8" tall.  It would make a great addition to any rock collection or a beautiful decoration item in your home as well as an awesome gift.

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Click here to view more Amethyst specimens!

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

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Amethyst

$45.00

PR112c  Here is a very beautiful Rainbow Obsidian Tulip from Mexico.  This fabulous item has great Black Obsidian with amazing dark Gold, Green, Pink and Purple colors in a nicely carved star shape. The amazing colors pop when it's rotated in bright light.  The colors show up much better in person than could be captured in our pictures.  It measures approximately 3 1/8" x 1 3/8" x 7/8" and has a good polish.  Very, very nice!

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Obsidian is a type of naturally-occurring glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.  It is produced when felsic lava erupted from a volcano, cools rapidly through the glass transition temperature and freezes without sufficient time for Crystal growth.  Because of the lack of Crystal structure, Obsidian blade edges can reach almost molecular thinness, leading to its ancient use of projectile points (arrow heads), and its modern use as surgical scalpel blades.

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Rainbow Obsidian

$135.00

PR113b  This is an exceptional River Polished Agate from Brazil. This extraordinary piece measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 1 7/8". This exquisite Agate has a natural river polish on the outer exterior. It has been cut and polished on the inner face to show it's gorgeous center, fabulous banding and amazing crystal cavity right here in our Lapidary Department. A true beauty of nature!

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is 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.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Brazilian or other.

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River Polished Agate

$180.00

PR115b   This is a very cool Poly Chrome Jasper Free Form.  Highly polished on all sides, it has an amazing range of Autumn earth tone colors all in a excellent Poly Chrome design.  This gorgeous piece measures 6 5/8" wide x 4 3/4" x 9 1/8" tall and weighs nearly 9 1/4 lbs.  It would make a great addition to any rock collection or a beautiful decoration item in your home.

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Jasper, also known as spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  The mineral breaks with a smooth surface and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone.  It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and other decorative items.

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Polychrome Jasper

$260.00

PR129c  This is a beautiful Brazilian Amethyst Cathedral with a gorgeous Amethyst Geode center.  The very attractive and sparkly center cavity is full of pretty Purple tipped Amethyst crystals.  This lovely piece measures nearly 10 7/8" wide x almost 8 3/4" x 13 7/8" tall and weighs 48 1/2 pounds.  It would make a great addition to any Amethyst collection or a beautiful decoration item in your home as well as an awesome gift.

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

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Amethyst Cathedral

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