Gemstone Spheres made from Agate,
Jasper, Marble and other Gemstones

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SP700b  Here is a very interesting Pyrite sphere. It measures 2 3/4" in diameter and has a nice finish.  This sphere has lots of texture and a extremely sparkly appearance in the natural cavities. This would make a great gift!

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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 Sphere

$40.00

SP701b   Here's a new item, a lovely Vesuvianite Blue Calcite sphere.  This one of a kind sphere has a fascinating design, pretty contrasting color and pattern.  It measures 2 3/8" in diameter and has a good polish. A very nice sphere to add to your collection.

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Vesuvianite, also known as Idocrase is a greeen, brown yellow or blue silicate mineral. It occurs as tetragonal crystals in skarn deposits and limestones that have been subjected to contact metamorphism. It was first discovered within included blocks or adjacent to lavas on Mt. Vesuvius from whence it gets it's name.

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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Vesuvianite Blue Calcite Sphere

$60.00

SP702c  Here is an interesting find!!  This is a very nice, very pretty Mango Calcite sphere from Peru.  It measures 3" in diameter.  This sphere has soft Pink, Grey and White pastel colors. Tale notice of the last 2 photos that demonstrate how this fabulous sphere fluoresces under a LW and SW  UV light.  Great gift for the sphere collector!

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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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Mango Calcite Sphere

$85.00

SP703c  This is a very unique larger sphere made from Mahogany Obsidian.  It measures 4 3/8" in diameter and has a nice polish.  The sphere has deep red to almost brown color and is darker than in the picture with a neat black spotted design. A truly wonderful find.

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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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Mahogany Obsidian Sphere

$65.00

SP704b  Here is a gorgeous Rose Quartz sphere measuring nearly 2 5/8" in diameter and has a nice polish.  This sphere has beautiful inclusions, "rainbow" reflections and two cool 3-D "stars" when rotated in direct sunlight as shown in the photo below taken from another sphere.  Very pretty!

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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.

Rose Quartz sphere

Rose Quartz Sphere

$130.00

SP705c  Here is a very pretty Ocean Jasper sphere.  This sphere has beautiful color scheme and unique design with lots of "eyes" and open crystal cavities.  Ocean Jasper is mined off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. This sphere measures 4 5/8" and has a nice polish.  What a lovely addition to your collection.

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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 Sphere

$28.00

SP706b This is a very nice Poly Chrome Jasper sphere.  This amazing sphere measures 2 5/8" in diameter and has a nice polish.  The sphere has a great mix of contrasting colors in a fantastic design.  It will make a great addition to 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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Poly Chrome Jasper Sphere

$40.00

SP707b   Here is something different for the sphere collector!  This is a very nice, totally Black Obsidian sphere with a smooth, highly polished mirror like finish.  This sphere measures 2 3/4" in diameter and has a character all it's own.

This is a similar to like item as they are all very close to appearance and size.

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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Obsidian Sphere

$85.00

SP708c   Here is a very unique sphere!   This is a beautiful sphere was cut from Petrified Wood.  The highly polished sphere has nice  Brown, Reddish Orange and Tan colors and shows the different grains of the wood. There are also some cool crystal areas. This very nice sphere is 4 1/4" in diameter and is from Madagascar. 

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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.

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Petrified Wood Sphere

$120.00

SP709c   Here is a new beauty, a lovely Garnet sphere. This beautiful sphere is just loaded with color and charm. It has a good polish and measures nearly 3". Make sure you take it out in the sun and let it warm and you will be amazed to find a cool 3-D "star". Due to cold cloudy weather we were not able to capture a picture of the "star". Here is a "star" photo: Another photo (example of a "star" taken from another sphere). A fabulous addition to your collection!

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Garnet is included in a group of minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. Garnets are most often as seen in red, but are available in a wide variety of colors spanning the entire color spectrum except blue. There are six common species of Garnet that are recognized by their chemical composition: Pyrope, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, which includes Hessonite and Tsavorite, Uvarovite and Andradite.

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Garnet Sphere

$28.00

SP710b  Here is a nice Blue Calcite sphere.  This sphere measures 2 3/4" and has a good polish.  It has a  Blue and White color that is just beautiful. There is also subtle "rainbow" reflections when rotated in light.  This material is from Madagascar.

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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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Blue Calcite Sphere

$30.00

SP711c  Here is a very nice Red Jasper sphere.  It has a Reddish color with lots of accents and even a cool natural cavity. This good sized sphere measures 2 1/2" and has a good polish. A very unique sphere for your 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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Red Jasper Sphere

$6.00

SP712c  Here's a new item,  this is a very pretty Blue Goldstone sphere. This sphere measures over 1".  It has a nice polish which reveals the  great Blue color (which is far more brilliant than the camera was able to capture) and lots of sparkle!  Very pretty!

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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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Blue Goldstone Sphere

$100.00

SP714b  Here's a unique find, a lovely Agate sphere from Uruguay. This sphere has a great polish and measures over 2 1/2" in diameter. This beautiful sphere has gorgeous lovely banding and great  pastel colors colors.  It would make an excellent addition to any sphere collection.

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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 Sphere

$40.00

SP715b  Here's a cool new item, a Tourmaline Quartz sphere from India. This sphere has a good polish and measures 2 5/8" in diameter. It has a nice contrast of the white Quartz and black Tourmaline all in a nice design. It even has a bit of "sparkle" when rotated in bright light.  A good addition to any collection.

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Tourmaline is one of the most chemically complicated of all Silicate minerals. It is a complex Silicate of Aluminum and Boron and the composition varies widely with Sodium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Lithium and many other elements that enter into it's structure. It can occur in a long, slender needle-like crystal to a thick prismatic and columnar crystal to a radial like daisy formation. It comes in many colors usually black and brown (iron rich); brown and yellow (magnesium rich); and blue, red, green, yellow, and pink (lithium rich). This mineral is found in igneous rocks, like Granite Pegmatite, and metamorphic rocks such as Schist and Marble.

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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Tourmaline Quartz Sphere

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