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SK100c  Here is something new to The Rock Shed!  A gorgeous skull carved from a Brazilian Agate. This wonderful carving measures 3" long x 1 3/4" wide x 2 1/4" tall.  This beautiful skull has great detailing, great agate colors and an interesting unique crystal cavity.  There is only one skull exactly like this, so get it while you can!

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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, Fairburn or other.

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Brazilian Agate Skull

$65.00 SK101b   Here is something new to The Rock Shed!  A cute skull carved from Iron Quartz.  This highly detailed carving measures 2 3/4" long x 1 7/8" wide x 2 1/4 tall.  This very nice skull has great colors with nice inclusions in a great design.  Very cool!

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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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Iron Quartz

$45.00 SK102c   Here is something new to The Rock Shed!  A pretty and very unique skull carved into Pyrite.  This detailed carving measures 2 3/4" long x 1 7/8" wide x 2" tall.  This very sparkly Pyrite skull has interesting natural cavities all around adding to it's wonderful character and personality. Very nice!

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Pyrite, or Iron Pyrite, is an Iron sulfide with isometric Crystals that usually appear as cubes.  It is brittle and can break or powder easily.  Its metallic luster and brass yellow hue have earned it the nickname of "fool's gold" due to many miners mistaken it for the real thing.  Ironically, small quantities of actual gold are sometimes found in Pyrite.  It is the most common of the sulfide minerals and is usually found with other sulfides or oxides in Quartz veins, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks. 

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Pyrite Skull

$45.00 SK103c   This is a really cool skull carved from India Moss Agate. This interesting carving measures 2 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide x 1 7/8" tall.  This skull has gorgeous mostly white and green colors with lots of accents, beautiful banding for tons of character.  Very cool!

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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, Fairburn or other. 

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India Moss Agate Skull

$85.00 SK104b   Here is a very cool skull carved from Onyx.  This nice multi-colored Onyx carving measures 4 1/8" long x 2 1/2" wide x 3 1/8" tall.  This excellent skull has great detailing with lots of mystique and personality.  Super!

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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 Skull

$110.00

SK105c   Here is something new to The Rock Shed!  This is a fabulous skull carved from Agate.  This awesome carving measures 3 1/4" long x 2 1/8" wide x 2 1/2" tall.  This phenomenal skull has great detailing, gorgeous crystal,  wonderful banding and an open cavity. An outstanding piece!

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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, Fairburn or other.

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Agate Skull

$75.00

SK106b   Here is something new to The Rock Shed!  This is an interesting skull carved from Marble.  This unusual skull has great contrasting colors in a fabulous design for character all it's own.  This unique carving measures 3 1/8" long x 2 1/8" wide x  2 3/8" tall.  Something very different!

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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 Skull

$75.00

SK107b   Here is something new to The Rock Shed!  This is an absolutely gorgeous skull carved from  Amethyst Matrix.  This wonderful carving measures 3 1/8" long x 2" wide x 2 3/8" tall.  This beautiful skull has great detailing and amazing colors. Something very different!

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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 Matrix Skull

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