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PR1100c  Here's something unique and different, a lovely vase carved from Peacock Marble. This stunning vase measures approximately 12" tall  x 4 1/2" in diameter at the base x 6" diameter at the top with a 2" opening at the top.  It has a great color, good polish and fantastic design. It can also be purchased as a set with the vase below item PR1101c. This item will adorn any area!

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Peacock Marble is from Southwest China and formed in Limestone by heat and pressure in the earth's crust. Recrystallization during Himalaya formation caused the limestone to change in texture and makeup. Fossilized materials along with it's original carbonate minerals, recrystallized and formed large, coarse grains of calcite. Impurities present in the limestone during the recrystallization affected the mineral composition of the marble.  The minerals that result from the impurities give the marble up to ten different colors. The corresponding colors and minerals that can be found: Green - Serpentine; Purple - Manganese spar; Brown - Iron; Gray - Silicon Dioxide; Red - Hematite; Orange - Iron; White - Calcite; Violet - Iron Manganese; Yellow - Limonite; Blue - Copper, Cobalt, Chromium; Black - Carbon, Iron, Manganese. Peacock Marble is also called "seven color Jade" in local language.

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Peacock Marble Vase

 

 



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PR1101c Here's something unique and different, a lovely vase carved from Peacock Marble. This stunning vase measures approximately 12" tall  x 4 1/2" in diameter at the base x 6" diameter at the top with a 2" opening at the top.  It has a great color, good polish and fantastic design. It can also be purchased as a set with the vase above item PR1100c. This item will adorn any area!

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Peacock Marble is from Southwest China and formed in Limestone by heat and pressure in the earth's crust. Recrystallization during Himalaya formation caused the limestone to change in texture and makeup. Fossilized materials along with it's original carbonate minerals, recrystallized and formed large, coarse grains of calcite. Impurities present in the limestone during the recrystallization affected the mineral composition of the marble.  The minerals that result from the impurities give the marble up to ten different colors. The corresponding colors and minerals that can be found: Green - Serpentine; Purple - Manganese spar; Brown - Iron; Gray - Silicon Dioxide; Red - Hematite; Orange - Iron; White - Calcite; Violet - Iron Manganese; Yellow - Limonite; Blue - Copper, Cobalt, Chromium; Black - Carbon, Iron, Manganese. Peacock Marble is also called "seven color Jade" in local language.

 

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$260.00 PR1102c  Here's a unique treasure! This is a lovely Amethyst Free Form from Uruguay. This fantastic piece has gorgeous Purple sparkling crystals with lots of neat crystal and cool banding areas all in a neat shape and fabulous design. It measures approximately 10 3/4" tall  x 8 3/8" x 9" and weighs over 25 pounds.  Grab this beauty quick!

Pictures cannot do this exceptional piece justice but be sure to look at all of them - click on those to the right and linked below. Just an absolutely beautiful item. 

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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 Free Form

$325.00 PR1103c   Here is something very special for a polished rock collector.  This is a gorgeous Labradorite Free Form.  This lovely specimen has a good color mix with a highly iridescent "blue gold" shine that changes as the light hits it from different angles.  It measures 10 3/4" x  3 7/8" thick x 7" tall with a very good polish and weighs over 14 1/2 pounds. An exceptional item that cannot be duplicated!

Pictures cannot do this exceptional piece justice but be sure to look at all of them - click on those to the right and linked below. Just an absolutely beautiful item. 

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Labradorite is a Feldspar mineral that occurs in large Crystal masses in Anorthosite and shows an iridescence or "play of colors."  Gemstone varieties of Labradorite exhibiting a high degree of iridescence are Spectrolite, Moonstone and Sunstone.  High quality samples with good iridescent qualities are desired for jewelry.

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Labradorite Free Form

$675.00 PR1104c  Here's a great new item, an exceptional Smokey Quartz crystal point. The gorgeous Crystal measures 9 5/8" long x 5 3/8" wide x 5 3/8" thick and weighs over 10 pounds. It has a great polish, awesome inclusions and brilliant "rainbow" reflections. Grab this quick as it won't last long!

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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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Smokey Quartz Point

$120.00

PR1105c Here's an exceptional Quartz Crystal from Brazil. This amazing beauty has actually three crystals fused together.  It has great clarity and fabulous inclusions as well as subtle "rainbow" reflections!  It has a great polish and measures 6 1/8" x 3 3/4" x 2 3/4.  Photos fail to capture the full beauty of this magnificent piece. Grab it quick!!

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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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Quartz Crystal

$600.00 PR1106c  Here's a unique treasure! This is a lovely high quality Citrine Geode from Brazil.  This fantastic piece is polished on the front face and is loaded with gorgeous Citrine with fantastic clarity. It measures approximately 15" tall x 12 wide x 12"and weighs nearly 57 pounds. Grab this beauty quick!

Pictures cannot do this exceptional piece justice but be sure to look at all of them - click on those to the right and linked below. Just an absolutely beautiful item. 

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Citrine is any Quartz Crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in color. Most Citrine, usually begins as Amethyst which becomes yellow due to heat treatments. True Citrine is often rarer but is hard to distinguish from the heat treated variety. It is widely distributed as a mineral, but fine, clear specimens that are suitable for cutting as ornamental stones.

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Citrine Geode

$225.00 PR1107c  Here is an exceptional Poly Chrome Jasper Free Form. It has a fabulous mix of contrasting colors in a cool design. This highly polished and uniquely shaped specimen measures 7 3/8" x  7 3/4" x 3 1/2" thick and weighs nearly 9 pounds. This lovely piece would dress up any home or would make an excellent gift.

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Poly Chrome Jasper Free Form

$475.00

PR1108c  Here's a cool new item, an exceptional hand carved bowl made from Rose Quartz. This incredible work or art is absolutely breathtaking! It has a great polish and measures 10 7/8" x 7 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" thick at the top and weighs over 10 pounds. Grab this one quick as truly this magnificent piece won't last long!

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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 Bowl

$75.00

PR1109c  Here is an amazing find, a lovely and unique Moss Agate Free Form. It measures approximately 5 3/4" x 3 5/8" x 2 1/8". It has wonderful design, neat banding, cool cavities and fabulous color!  A very nice conversation piece or a pretty display item.

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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.

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 Moss Agate Free Form

$170.00

PR1110c  This is a very cool new item, a colorful Spotted Poly Chrome Free Form from Madagascar. It has great colors of Blue and Yellow with other highlights in a fabulous design. This specimen measures 5 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 7 1/8" tall, weighs over 8 pounds and has a nice polish. A one-of-a-kind beauty for any collection!

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Spotted Poly Chrome Free Form

$400.00

PR1111c  Here's an amazing hand crafted carving from China. This gorgeous piece is an abstract image of a Dragon. There are two different colors of Marble that have been fused together to create this magnificent piece. It measures approximately 10 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 3 1/2 and weighs over 6 1/2 pounds. The detail and fine craftsmanship is almost beyond description. This is truly a one-of-a-kind conversation piece that will adorn any space.

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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. 3/4"

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 Marble Dragon

$135.00

PR1112c  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 4 3/4" long x 3" x 1 3/4" with excellent colorful inclusions.  The multi-faceted crystal and natural tip 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

$240.00

PR1113b  Here's an exceptional Smokey Quartz Crystal Point. It has a great polish and measures 8 1/2" tall x 3 1/2" x 2 5/8"and weighs over 4 pounds. It has a great shape, fabulous inclusions and  brilliant "rainbow" reflections. Truly amazing!

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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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Smokey Quartz Crystal Point

$250.00

PR1114b  This is an amazing Carnelian Free Form from Madagascar with lots of character unique to this material.  This beautiful Free Form measures approximately 6 7/8" x 6" x 4 7/8" thick.  This very cool item has darker background colors with Creamy accents and has an excellent design on all sides of it.  It even has some cool cavities throughout. Close inspection shows some healed fractures, common for Carnelian.  A great addition to any collection or a super gift.

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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 Free Form

$250.00

PR1115b   Here's something completely different and new,  a beautiful Sculpture that has been cut and carved  from Fossil Rock material to expose the very unique Orthoceras fossils. This large Sculpture measures approximately 14" wide x 11" tall x 2 1/2" thick and weighs over 20 pounds. This great "one of a kind" work of art will bring alive any area with it's charm and lovely design!

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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.

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Orthoceras Sculpture

$12.50

PR1116b   This is a lovely apple carved from Onyx. This pretty piece measures 3" in diameter and 2 3/4" tall. It has a fantastic mix of  vibrant and pastel color in a neat design. This would make a great gift or dress up any area!

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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.

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Onyx Apple

$200.00

PR1117b  This is an exceptional Ocean Jasper Flame from Madagascar that will make a great addition to any collection.  This beautiful flame has a very interesting composition, great color and pattern.  It has a nice mix of Green, White and other accents. To add even more to it's beauty there are gorgeous crystal cavities scattered about and loaded with "eyes".  This lovely piece measures 3 1/2" wide x 4 3/4" x 8 3/4" tall, weighs nearly 5 1/2 pounds and has been nicely polished on all surfaces.  Very cool indeed!

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The Ocean Jasper deposit, even though it was found only a few years ago, is nearly gone and the material is becoming hard to find.  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 was 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.  Several other types of jasper are found in that area now but the orbicular Jasper is gone.

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Ocean Jasper Flame

$75.00

PR1118c   Here's a lovely decorative dish carved from Carnelian Agate. This dish is beautiful color and even  natural cavity.  It measures 4 7/8"  x  4 1/8" in diameter x 1 3/4" tall. A wonderful work of art!

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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 Dish

$120.00

PR1119b   Here's a new item, a very nice Brecciated Jasper Free Form. This colorful item has a great polish and fabulous design. It measures 4 1/4" x  3 7/8"  x 8 1/8" tall. Truly amazing!

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Brecciated Jasper Free Form

$32.00

PR1120b   Here's a very pretty small decorative dish carved from Orange Calcite. This dish has lovely soft transparent orange color with lots of neat inclusions. The dish is actually more orange than appears in the photo.  It measures over 2 3/4" in diameter x 1" tall x  1/8" thick. A really nice item!

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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.

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Orange Calcite Dish

$32.00

PR1121b   Here's another very pretty small decorative dish carved from Goldstone. This dish exhibits areas of neat sparkly flash in different areas as it is rotated in the light. The dish is actually a deeper color than appears in the photo.  It measures over  3" in diameter x 1" tall x  1/8" thick. Lovely!

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Goldstone is a type of man-made glass with Copper or Copper salts made by a reducing flame.  The most common form of Goldstone give the illusion of being a reddish-brown, although in fact the color comes from the Copper crystals and the glass itself is colorless.  Other variants have an intensely color matrix usually blue or violet, and more rare, green.

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Goldstone Dish

 

 

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PR1122b  Here is a very nice, above average quality vase made from Peacock Marble from China.  It measures almost 3 5/8" in diameter x 4 1/4" tall and has a nice exterior polish.  This vase has an unique design which exhibits several colors and designs in different areas of the vase.  Definitely a one-of-a-kind treasure

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Peacock Marble is from Southwest China and formed in Limestone by heat and pressure in the earth's crust. Recrystallization during Himalaya formation caused the limestone to change in texture and makeup. Fossilized materials along with it's original carbonate minerals, recrystallized and formed large, coarse grains of calcite. Impurities present in the limestone during the recrystallization affected the mineral composition of the marble.  The minerals that result from the impurities give the marble up to ten different colors. The corresponding colors and minerals that can be found: Green - Serpentine; Purple - Manganese spar; Brown - Iron; Gray - Silicon Dioxide; Red - Hematite; Orange - Iron; White - Calcite; Violet - Iron Manganese; Yellow - Limonite; Blue - Copper, Cobalt, Chromium; Black - Carbon, Iron, Manganese. Peacock Marble is also called "seven color Jade" in local language.

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PR1123c  Here's another great dish  carved from Fossil Marble. This  dish measures approximately 9" in diameter x  over 1". It has a very nice well  defined Geisonoceras in the center as well as several Orthoceras embedded in the Marble. This dish would make a unique gift!

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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.

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Fossil Dish

 

 

 

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PR1124b  Here is something different from the gift department at the Rock Shed.  This is a very nice oval shaped specimen of Dendrite from China.  It measures 5 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" tall including the base with the slab being 1/2" thick and the base 1 1/8" thick.  It has a very nice polished finish on the entire piece including the base bringing out the wonderful character.  A perfect gift for that perfect person.

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Dendrites are branched or tree like inclusions, usually manganese or iron oxides that are caused by irreversible aggregation of small particles forming large cluster. It has only been in recent years that researchers have begun to understand how dendrites form and these ideas were developed by chemists and mathematicians working in disciplines called chaos and fractal geometry. Colloidal-sized particles move in random paths in a phenomenon called Brownian motion.

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Dendrite Stand Up

 

 

 

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PR1125b Here's something we haven't seen before, a large Fish Scale Jasper stand up from Madagascar. It measures 11 3/4" tall x  8 1/4"  x  6 1/2 wide and weighs nearly 23 1/2 pounds. It has fabulous pastel and bold colors in an unusual swirling pattern.  Beautiful!!

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper. 

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PR1126c  Here is an exceptional Malachite Free Form. It has a great Green color in a cool design. This highly polished and uniquely shaped specimen measures 5 3/8" x  4 5/8" x  7/8" thick. This piece has a great polish on the front. The piece is actually darker than appears in the photo. A must have the the rock and art collector!

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Malachite is a Copper Carbonate mineral that often forms botryoidal, fibrous or stalagmitic masses. It is often the result of the weathering of Copper Ores and is commonly found with Azurite, Goethite and Calcite. It is typically associated with Copper deposits including Limestone which is the source of the Carbonate. Malachite is found in many regions world wide and is usually shaded green in color.

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PR1127b  Here is an exceptional Lapis Free Form. It has a gorgeous Royal Blue color  with White and Pyrite highlights all in a cool design. This highly polished and uniquely shaped specimen measures 8 3/4" x  4 7/8" x  1 3/4" thick and weighs over 5 1/2 pounds. A piece like this does not come around that often so grab it quick!

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Lapis is a rock and not a mineral because it is made up from various other minerals. To be a mineral it would have one constituent only, and Lapis has several including Lazurite, Sodium, Aluminum, Silicon, Oxygen, Sulfur and Chlorine. Most Lapis contains Calcite, Sodalite and Pyrite. The best color is an intense blue that is lightly dusted with small flecks of Pyrite. Lapis takes an excellent polish and has been made into jewelry, carvings, boxes, mosaics and ornamental objects.

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