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$14.50

CV400c   This is a beautiful Picture Jasper Hippopotamus carving.  He measures 2 1/4" long x 7/8" wide x 1 3/8" tall.  It has a very nice polish and design.  A great pocket piece for you or someone special.

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Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Jasper can appear as an opaque rock with shades of red due to mineral impurities.  Patterns can arise from the formation process and flow patterns in the sediment or volcanic ash that was saturated with silica which formed the banding or swirling designs in the rock.

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Picture Jasper Hippo

$25.00 CV401c  Here is a very pretty Chinese Fluorite Obelisk. This piece measures 4 1/4" in height by 7/8" This item has a great deep green with hints purple color, fabulous inclusions and a nice polish.

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Fluorite, also referred to as fluor-spar, is a mineral composed of Calcium Fluoride.  It is a widely occurring mineral found world wide and is often found with metallic minerals such as Galena, Sphalerite, Barite, Quartz and Calcite.  Fluorite may fluoresce strongly in ultraviolet light which may be due to the presence of some impurities such as Yttrium.  Blue is the most common color but red, purple, green, yellow and white are also frequent.  It can be used in high performance telescopes, camera lens, enamels and in the making of opalescent glass.

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Fluorite Obelisk

$14.50 CV402b  Here is a lovely Picture Jasper carving of a howling Wolf or coyote.  The highly detailed animal measures 1 1/4" long x almost 1" wide x 2 1/4" tall and has a great polish with nice design of Picture Jasper colors.  This little guy is super cute and makes a lovely display.

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Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Jasper can appear as an opaque rock with shades of red due to mineral impurities.  Patterns can arise from the formation process and flow patterns in the sediment or volcanic ash that was saturated with silica which formed the banding or swirling designs in the rock.

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Picture Jasper Wolf

$14.50

CV403c  This is a really cute carving of a Bear made from Goldstone.  The highly detailed piece measures 2 3/8" tall x 1 1/4" wide x 1" with a great polish and lots of sparkle.  This great one-of-a-kind piece would be great as a gift or a collectors item.

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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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Goldstone  Bear

$14.50

CV404b  This is a very nice, very cool Buffalo carved from Picture Jasper.  This lovely piece measures nearly 2 3/8" long x over 1" wide x over  1 1/4" tall with really neat details.  It has nice Jasper colors as it's turned in the light and a good polish.

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Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Jasper can appear as an opaque rock with shades of red due to mineral impurities.  Patterns can arise from the formation process and flow patterns in the sediment or volcanic ash that was saturated with silica which formed the banding or swirling designs in the rock.

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Picture Jasper Buffalo

$12.50

C405b  Here is a very pretty, soft Pink Frog carved for Rose Quartz.  She measures 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" and has a nice polish.  A great collector's item or pocket piece.

Rose Quartz is a type of Quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue.  The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of Titanium, Iron or Manganese, in the massive material.  Some Rose Quartz contains microscopic Rutile needles which produce an asterism in transmitted light.

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Rose Quartz Frog

$12.50 CV406b  Here is a very cute Armadillo carved from Rhodenite.  The interesting and highly detailed Armadillo carving measures 1 7/8" long x 9/16" wide x 5/8" tall.  Very Cute!

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Rhodenite is a Manganese Silicate material that is commonly a rose-red color. Rough unpolished specimens have a tendency to turn brown due to surface oxidation. It is often worked as an ornamental stone as true Crystals are rare to find.

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Rhodenite Armadillo

$14.50

CV407b   This is a super cute Dalmatian Stone Dachshund. This piece measures nearly 2 1/2" lin length by 1" in width by 1 1/2" in height and has a good polished finish.

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Dalmatian Stone, or orbicular Rhyolite, is an igneous rock that was formed by lava flows on the Earth's surface.  The spots or "orbs" probably occurred when molten lava reacted with fragments of rock known as Xenoliths.  These stones are light to dark tan in color with black spots throughout.  The nickname "Dalmatian" was given to this unusual looking mineral because of its resemblance to a Dalmatian dog's spots.

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Dalmatian Stone Dachshund

$18.00

CV408c  This is really cool Crystal Quartz Skull. This piece measures nearly 2" in length x 1 1/4"  x 1 1/2" in height.

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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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Crystal Quartz Skull

$14.50 CV409b  This is very nice Burro or Donkey carved from Sodalite.  The very long eared and detailed carving measures 1 3/4" wide x 2" long x 2 3/8" tall with a good polish.  This guy won't last long, so get him while you can.

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Sodalite is a rich royal blue mineral enjoyed as an ornamental stone.  Although massive samples are opaque, Crystals are usually transparent to translucent.  It is very similar to Lapis but with out the Pyrite Crystals and distinguishable color differences.  It makes great jewelry, cabochons an beads.

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Sodalite Burro

$6.00

CV410b  Here is a nicely carved Owl made from Onyx.  This pretty piece measures approximately 1" x 3/4" wide x  2" tall.  Super cute, matte polish and adorable!

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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 Owl

$14.50

CV411b   This is a very cute running Pony carving made from Picture Jasper.  The very detailed piece measures nearly 2" long x almost 5/8" wide x 1 3/4" tall and has a very nice polish.  A great pocket piece for you or someone special.

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Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Jasper can appear as an opaque rock with shades of red due to mineral impurities.  Patterns can arise from the formation process and flow patterns in the sediment or volcanic ash that was saturated with silica which formed the banding or swirling designs in the rock.

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Picture Jasper Pony

$20.00

CV413b   This is a very nice carving of a Grizzly Bear made from Onyx.  The very detailed carving measures 4 1/8" long 1 3/4" wide x  3 1/4" tall and has a nice matte finish.  It has great mix of light Onyx colors and makes a great unique piece for the bear collector.

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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 Grizzly Bear

$45.00 CV414b  This is a really cool Obelisk carved from Lapis. This piece measures 4 1/8" tall x 1 3/8" at it's widest point. Very nice!

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Lapis is a rock and not a mineral because it is made up from various other minerals. To be a mineral it would have one constituent only, and Lapis has several including Lazurite, Sodium, Aluminum, Silicon, Oxygen, Sulfur and Chlorine. Most Lapis contains Calcite, Sodalite and Pyrite. The best color is an intense blue that is lightly dusted with small flecks of Pyrite. Lapis takes an excellent polish and has been made into jewelry, carvings, boxes, mosaics and ornamental objects. 

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Lapis Obelisk

$8.00

CV415b  This is really cool pyramid made from Unakite.  This colorful orange and green pyramid measures nearly 1 1/2" square x 1" tall.  Adorable!

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Unakite is an altered Granite composed of pink Feldspar, green Epidote and clear Quartz.  It exists in various shades of green and pink and is usually mottled in appearance.  Good quality Unakite is considered a semiprecious stone and will take a good polish and is often used in jewelry and other lapidary work such as eggs, spheres and carvings.

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Unakite Pyramid

$20.00 CV417b  This is a very nice Triceratops carved from Onyx.  This cool piece measures 5 5/8" long x over 1 3/8" wide x nearly 2 7/8" tall and has a nice suede finish.  This detailed and banded dark brown carving would make a adorable gift!

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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 Triceratops

$185.00

CV418b   This is a very cool Skull carved from Pyrite.  The very sparkly and highly detailed skull measures almost 4 1/8" x 2 1/2" wide x 3" tall and has an excellent polish.  It has numerous natural cavities with lots and lots of shiny Pyrite cubical crystals providing unmatched character.  An outstanding addition to any collection.

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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 Skull

$14.50

CV419b  This is a Brecciated Jasper Rhino carving. This piece measures  just over 2 1/4"long x 7/8" wide x  1 1/8 tall" and has a nice polish and good detail.

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Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Jasper can appear as an opaque rock with shades of red due to mineral impurities.  Patterns can arise from the formation process and flow patterns in the sediment or volcanic ash that was saturated with silica which formed the banding or swirling designs in the rock.

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Brecciated Jasper Rhino

$14.50

CV420c  Here is cute Giraffe in a sitting position carved from New Jade.  This detailed smaller carving measures 1 7/8" long x 7/8" wide x 2 1/8" tall.  This would be a great gift.

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Sometimes called Korean Jade, SuoChow Jade, Serpentine Jade, Xiu Jade, Street Jade, this beautiful workable stone is really from the serpentine family of minerals. The serpentine group consists of four species with the same composition but different properties: antigorite, chrysotile, clinochrysotile and lizardite. Bowenite is a variety of antigorite and is one of the more popular for carving and is usually called New Jade. being somewhat softer and less expensive in its natural state than Jade.

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New Jade Giraffe

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