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

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$85.00

SP700b  Here is a very interesting Pyrite sphere. It measures 2 7/8" in diameter and has a nice finish.  This sphere has lots of texture and a extremely sparkly appearance in the natural cavities. There are some really neat mini Quartz Crystals in a couple of the cavities and can be seen in last photo. 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

$48.00

SP701c   Here's a new item, a lovely Garnierite sphere from Madagascar.  This one of a kind sphere has lots of "shimmer", a fascinating design, pretty contrasting color and pattern.  It measures 3 3/8" in diameter and has a good polish. A very nice sphere to add to your collection.

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Garnierite is a general name for a green nickel ore found in pockets and veins within weathered and serpentinized ultramafic rocks. It is a variation of Moonstone. Garnierite is named after Jules Garnier a French Geologist who discovered it in 1867 in New Caledonia.

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Garnierite Sphere

$24.00

SP702c  Here is an interesting find!!  This is a very nice, very pretty Mangano Calcite sphere from Peru.  It measures 2 1/8" in diameter.  This sphere has soft Pink, hints of  White pastel colors in a nice design. 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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Mangano Calcite Sphere

$135.00

SP703b  This is a very unique larger sphere made from Mahogany Obsidian.  It measures 5 3/8" in diameter, weighs nearly 8 1/2 pounds 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

$70.00

SP704c  Here is a gorgeous Rose Quartz sphere measuring 3 7/8" in diameter and has a nice polish.  This sphere has beautiful inclusions, "rainbow" reflections and a fabulous design. 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

$240.00

SP705b  This is an exceptional Agate sphere from Uruguay. This sphere measures 4 1/2" and has a good polish. It has an interesting combination of Bluish and White colors in a mesmerizing design as well as great banding and gorgeous open crystal cavity. An interesting sphere that would complete any collection.

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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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 Agate Sphere

$50.00

SP706c Here's a cool new item, a mesmerizing Glass Sculpture sphere. It is totally transparent except for the cool structure inside. Our vendor was not able to give us exact information on how this was formed and what exactly the structure is inside. W even consulted with a local glass blower who has been in the business for 40 years and he was stumped by it but thought it was very cool. It measures 2 1/4",  has a great appearance, and will be a great conversation piece. A great addition to any collection.

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Glass is a hard brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda, lime and sometimes other ingredients and cooling rapidly. Libyan desert glass or great sand sea glass is a substance found in areas in the Libyan Desert. Fragments of desert glass can be found over large areas, up to tens of kilometers. The Libyan desert glass has been dated as having formed about 26 million years ago. It was knapped and used to make tools during the Pleistocene. Today's glass is used to make windows, drinking containers and many other articles.

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Glass Sculpture Sphere

$18.00

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 approximately 2" in diameter and has a character all it's own.

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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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Obsidian Sphere

$55.00

SP708c   Here's a very pretty Poly Chrome Jasper sphere. This excellent sphere has a good polish, great color in a wonderful design and measures nearly 3 3/8". Grab this beauty quick!

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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

$20.00

SP709b   Here is something different for the sphere collector!  This is a very nice Gold Sheen Obsidian sphere with a smooth, highly polished mirror like finish. It shows off a very cool "sheen" as it's rotated in light. This sphere measures approximately 2" 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.

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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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Gold Sheen Obsidian Sphere

$65.00

SP710b  Here is a nice Blue Calcite sphere.  This sphere measures 4 3/8" 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

$60.00

SP711c  Here's something we haven't seen in a while, a gorgeous Ruby Matrix sphere.  It has a very pretty gray and white color with lots of  red Rubies. This nice sized sphere measures 2 1/8" and has a good polish. See how the sphere changes under a UV long wave fluorescent light in the photo below. A very unique sphere for your collection!

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A Ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide). The color comes mainly from the chromium element. The Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald, and the diamond. Rubies were found for centuries in Burma. They have also been found in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Vietnam, Nepal and Pakistan. Rubies have been found in the US states of Montana, North and South Carolina.

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Ruby Matrix Sphere

$22.00

SP712b  Here's a new item,  this is a very pretty Amethyst sphere. This sphere measures approximately 1 5/8".  It has a nice polish which purple color, neat inclusions and even a "rainbow" reflection. Very pretty!

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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 Sphere

$60.00

SP714c  Here's a unique find, a lovely Agate sphere from Madagascar. This sphere has a great polish and measures 2 5/8" in diameter. This beautiful sphere has very unusual but gorgeous banding with great contrasting bold and pastel 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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Madagascar Agate Sphere

$45.00

SP715b  Here's a cool new item, a Green Zebra Stone. This sphere has more of  a matte polish and measures 3 " in diameter. It has great colors in a neat design.  A good addition to any collection.

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Zebra Stone is only found near Kununurra in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia. This stone consists of a fine grained siliceous argilite (indurate siltstone or claystone) with rythemic patterns of red bands or spots contrasting sharply with a lighter background.

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Green Zebra Stone Sphere

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