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

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$45.00 SP900c  Here is an above average quality Septarian Nodule sphere from Madagascar.  It measures 3 1/4" in diameter and has a nice polish.  The sphere has lots of beautiful Yellow Calcite with plenty of dark Brown Aragonite.  Very beautiful and different.

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Septarians were formed during the Cretaceous period, 50 to 70 million years ago when the Gulf of Mexico reached what is now Southern Utah. Decomposing sea life killed by volcanic eruptions, had a chemical attraction for the sediment around them, forming mud balls.  as the ocean receded, the balls were left to dry and crack.  Because of their bentonite content they also shrank at the same time trapping the cracks inside.  As decomposed calcite from the shells was carried down into the cracks in the mud balls, calcite crystals formed.  A thin wall of calcite was transformed into aragonite separating the bentonite heavy clay exteriors from the calcite centers. Because of this, the nodules are called Septarians. Septarians are composed of Calcite (The Yellow Centers), Aragonite (The Brown Lines) and the Outer Grey Rock is Limestone.  Occasionally the fossil or some of the fossils which started the formation of the rock is noticeable in the rock.

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Septarian Sphere

$40.00

SP901b  Here's a cool new item, a very nice Kambaba Jasper sphere from Madagascar.  This sphere measures 3 1/8" in diameter.  It has a pretty mix of colors of a variety of Greens with a good polish and fabulous design. The sphere is actually deeper and darker in color than appears in the photo. This is a nice sphere and would enhance any collection.

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Jasper, also known as spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  The mineral breaks with a smooth surface and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone.  It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and other decorative items. 

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Kambaba Jasper Sphere

$22.00 SP902c Here is something different for the sphere collector.  This is a very beautiful Poly Chrome Jasper sphere that measures 2" in diameter and has a nice polish.  It has a neat blend of contrasting colors all in a fabulous design!.

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Jasper, also known as spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  The mineral breaks with a smooth surface and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone.  It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and other decorative items. 

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Poly Chrome Jasper Sphere

$75.00 SP903b  Here is a very beautiful Pink Rose Quartz sphere from Madagascar.  It measures over 3" in diameter and has a nice polish. This sphere has a beautiful Pink color with good clarity and amazing sparkly highlights and a medium quality "star" when rotated in bright light!

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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

$20.00

SP904c  Here is a very different sphere to add to your collection.  This is a very nice Green Aventurine sphere from Brazil.  It measures 1 3/4" in diameter and has a nice appearance with a good polish. A great addition to your collection!

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Aventurine is a form of Quartz that is characterized by its translucent and mineral inclusions that give it a shimmering or glistening effect called "aventurescence".  The most common color is green but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue or grey.

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 Green Aventurine Sphere

$25.00

SP905b  Here's something new,  a very different and unusual Mariposite sphere. It measures 2 1/8" and has  a nice polish. It has a pretty Green color and other accents. Grab this one quick!

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Mariposite is a mineral that is a variety of mica that is rich in chromium which give it an attractive green color. It's gets it's name from Mariposa, California where it is commonly found. It can also be found in several places in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Newfoundland, Canada (which it's referred to as virginite) and Europe.

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 Mariposite  Sphere

$12.00 SP906c This is a lovely Onyx sphere from Pakistan. This sphere measures approximately 2" in diameter and has a great polish. It has a lovely Brown color with various accents. This nice sphere would make a great addition to any collection.

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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 Sphere

$30.00 SP907c  This is a nice and unique Blue Calcite sphere with lighter accents in a lovely design. The sphere measures 2 5/8" in diameter, has a nice polish and subtle "rainbow" reflections and great color.  The material is from Madagascar.  A great sphere to add to your collection.

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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

$16.00

SP908c  This is a very nice Snake Skin Jasper sphere measuring nearly 2" in diameter.  This awesome sphere has a colorful array of Deep Rich Red with lighter and darker accents giving it a cool design. Just a nice sphere that will make a great addition to any collection.

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Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  It breaks with a smooth surface and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone.  It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, jewelry and other items such as sphere, eggs, etc. 

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Snake Skin Jasper Sphere

$55.00 SP909b  Here is a very pretty sphere carved from Jet. This sphere measures 2 3/8" in diameter and has a good polish. A very nice piece.

Jet is a geological material and is considered to be a minor gemstone. Jet is not considered to be a true mineral, but rather a mineraloid as it has an organic origin, being derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure. Jet is either black or dark brown and may contain pyrite inclusion which give a brassy color and metallic luster.

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Jet Sphere

$32.00 SP910b  Here is a very different sphere to add to your collection.  This is a very nice quality Mystic Merlinte sphere that measures 2 5/8" in diameter and has a nice appearance with a good polish. This sphere has great color and design and  is a one of a kind sphere that does not come around that often!

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Merlinite is a rare type of Dendritic Agate that is a combination of Manganese Oxide with inclusions of Potassium and Barium. This particular variety occurs in Cornwall in the UK and is also found in New Mexico. Merlinite has gained it's name from crystal enthusiasts. Previously this stone was referred to as Dendritic Opal and Psilomelane. The name given to Merlinite is by no means a random act. It's source in Cornwall, England has long been associated with the legend of King Arthur and his sorcerer Merlin.

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 Mystic Merlinite Sphere

$300.00 SP911c  This is a nice larger Petrified Wood sphere from Madagascar. The polished sphere has nice Red, Brown, Orange and Tan colors and shows the different grains of the wood as well as several crystal cavities.  It measures 5 1/4" in diameter.  The sphere has been hand polished.

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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

$70.00

SP912c Here is a very nice Stromatolite Quartz sphere from England. It measures 2 1/2" in diameter and has a nice polish and a fabulous design.  This sphere would complete any collection!

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Stromatolites are one of the oldest bacterial microfossils known. The Peruvian Stromatolites are from the lower Proterozic period some 2.3 billion years. They are from the Eastern Andes, Bolivia, South America.  Stromatolites are actually mounds of mud that have been preserved. Very few will actually contain the fossilized microbes that built them. They accumulate because blue- green algae produces a sticky film that catches mud and silt, in turn forming layers. In time theses layer build up to form mounds.

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 Stromatolite Sphere

$26.00 SP913b This is a cool Serpentine Sphere from Peru. This sphere measures just over 2" in diameter with a matte finish. This sphere has a great green color with darker green and other accents. Very nice!

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Serpentine is a group of common rock forming hydrous Magnesium Iron Silicate minerals. It can contain minor amounts of Chromium, Manganese, Cobalt or Nickel. Serpentine may refer to over 20 different varieties that belong to the Serpentine group and the most common are Antigorite, Chrysotile and Lizardite. The color is often green and may have a mottled or scaly appearance.

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 Serpentine Sphere

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