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

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$65.00

SP700c  Here is a very interesting Pyrite sphere. It measures 2 1/2" 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

$100.00

SP701c   Here's a new item, a lovely Dendritic Opal sphere.  This one of a kind sphere has a fascinating design, pretty contrasting color and pattern.  It measures 3 7/8" in diameter and has a good polish. A very nice sphere to add to your collection.

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This Opal variety is termed "Dendritic" because of it's internal collection of Dendrites. A crystal dendrite is a crystal that develops with a typical multi-branching tree-like form. Dendritic crystal growth is common and resembles a snowflake formation or frost patterns on a window. Dendritic crystallization forms a natural fractal pattern. The term "dendrite" comes from the Greek word dendron, which means "tree".

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Dendritic Opal Sphere

$45.00

SP702b  Here is a beautiful Ruby Fuchsite sphere. It measures 2 1/4" in diameter and has a nice polish. This lovely sphere has Fuchsia Ruby "eyes" set in a pretty Green and White Fuchsite matrix. See how the sphere changes under a UV long wave fluorescent light in the photo below. This sphere is very unique and has a lot of character.  A must have for your sphere collection. 

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Fuchsite is a green variety of Muscovite Mica. It differs from most other Muscovite by having a variable amount of trivalent Chromium substituting for Aluminum within the mineral. Chromium is the source of Fuchsite's green color. It sometimes has Ruby Crystals which are completely opaque and unsuitable as gemstones, but are well colored and contrast strikingly against the green matrix of the Fuchsite.

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Ruby Fuchsite Sphere

$80.00

SP703c  This is a very unique larger sphere made from Mahogany Obsidian.  It measures 4 1/2" 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

$75.00

SP704c  Here is a gorgeous Rose Quartz sphere measuring nearly 2 1/4" in diameter and has a nice polish.  This sphere has beautiful inclusions and has a faint "star" 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

$90.00

SP705b  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 just over 2 1/4" 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

$30.00

SP706b This is a very nice quality Poly Chrome Jasper sphere.  This amazing sphere measures 2 1/2" 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.

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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

$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 over 3 1/2" 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

$90.00

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 2 3/8". Make sure you take it out in the sun and let it warm and you will be amazed to find a cool "star". Due to cold cloudy weather we were not able to capture a picture of the "star". 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

$60.00

SP710c  Here is a nice Blue Calcite sphere.  This sphere measures 3 7/8" 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

$30.00

SP711b  Here is a different item; a very nice Graphic Granite sphere.  It has various shades of Pink and Peach with darker Grey in cool designs mixed in for an unmatched character.  This medium sized sphere measures 2 5/8" and has a good polish.  A very unique sphere for your collection!

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Graphic granite is a leucocratic granitic rock consisting of alkali feldspar with exsolved quartz typically forming a distinctive repetitive pattern sometimes resembling the old Sumerian cuneiform writing.

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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Graphic Granite 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

$90.00

SP714c  Here's a unique find, a lovely Agate sphere from Uruguay. This sphere has a great polish and measures 3" in diameter. This beautiful sphere has gorgeous crystal area,  lovely banding and great 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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Agate Sphere

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