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

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$60.00

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. There are some really neat mini Quartz Crystals in a couple of the 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

$35.00

SP701b   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 1/8" 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

$350.00

SP702c   Here is a new and interesting find!!  This is an amazing, very pretty and very rare Charoite sphere from Russia. This exceptional sphere has a pretty combination of swirling purple colors and neat accents all  in an amazing design. This sphere measures 3" in diameter with a good polish.  This sphere won't last long so get it while you can!

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Charoite is newly found mineral, first discovered in the 1940s and described to the world in 1978. It is found only in Siberia, Russia and is a translucent lavender to purple color.  Charoite has a swirling, fibrous appearance and is strictly massive in nature. It is used as an ornamental stone and sometimes as a gemstone. 

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CharoiteSphere

$50.00

SP703c  This is a very unique larger sphere made from Mahogany Obsidian.  It measures 3 5/8" 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

$120.00

SP704c  Here is an exceptional Rose Quartz sphere measuring 3 3/4" in diameter and has a nice polish.  This sphere has beautiful inclusions, "rainbow" reflections, brilliant 3-D "stars" on both sides when rotated in bright light and a fabulous design. Very pretty!

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Rose Quartz is a member of the Quartz family that exhibits a pale Pink to Rose Red hue. The color is usually due to the trace amounts of Titanium, Iron or Manganese in the mass material. Some Rose Quartz contains microscopic Rutile needles which produce an asterism in transmitted light. An all time favorite at the Rock Shop.  

Rose Quartz sphere

Rose Quartz Sphere

$75.00

SP705b  This is an exceptional Agate sphere from Uruguay. This sphere measures 2 1/2" and has a good polish. It has an interesting combination of yellow, white and grey colors in a mesmerizing design as well as great banding. 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

$35.00

SP706c  Here's an amazing Sea Jasper sphere from Madagascar. It has a great polish, measures 2 3/4" and has a fabulous design. It has great colors with lots of accents and loaded with lots of Sea Jasper "eyes".  A one-of-a-kind item and a unique addition to any collection!

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This material is a new find from Madagascar. 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 has been 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.  This material is fast becoming a rarity in the Jasper ocean fields, so get one while it is still available.

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Sea Jasper 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.

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

$45.00

SP708b Here's a really nice Ruby Kyanite polished sphere from India. It measures nearly 2 1/4" and has a very unique pattern, good polish and great design. It has a pretty blue color and lots of red "ruby" areas that also fluoresce under a UV/LW light as shown on the last photo below. A truly great find!

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Kyanite is a typically blue Silicate mineral that is commonly found in Aluminum rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. It is used primarily in refractory and ceramic products including porcelain plumbing fixtures and dinnerware. It is also used in electrical insulators and abrasives. It is definitely a collector's mineral.

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 Kyanite 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

$40.00

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

$50.00

SP711c  Here's a new item, a fabulous Flower Agate Sphere from Madagascar. This exceptional sphere measures 2 1/2" in diameter  with a nice polish. This sphere has just an amazing appearance with it's soft pastel cream, bluish, pink and grey colors with the "flowers" bursting throughout! There is even some neat banding, crystal and cavities to add to it's character. Grab this rare beauty quick!

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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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Flower Agate 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 bhe 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 lovely Dumortierite Quartz sphere. This sphere has a good polish and measures nearly 2 3/4" in diameter. It has great colors in a neat design. A good addition to any collection.

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Dumortierite is a fibrous variably colored aluminum boro-silicate mineral. Dumortierite crystallizes typically forming fibrous aggregates of slender prismatic crystals. The crystals vary in color from brown, blue and green to the more more rare violet and pink. Dumortierite Quartz is blue colored Quartz containing abundant Dumortierite inclusions. Dumortierite was first describes in 1881 in the Rhone Alps of France and was named for the French Paleontologist Eugene Dumortier. Dumortierite is sometimes mistaken for Sodalite and has been used as an imitation for Lapis Lazuli. Dumortierite can be found in Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Madagascar, Namibia, Nevada, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sri Lanka.

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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Dumortierite Quartz Sphere

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