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$30.00 PR300b    This is a smaller Skull made from Reconstituted Amber.  The Skull is a pretty Amber color with an excellent design. It measures 2 3/4" long x almost 1 7/8" wide x almost 2 1/4" tall .  A very nice piece of a hard to find material and would make a super gift for a special person!

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Natural Amber is an organic, time hardened fossilized resin material of vegetable origin. It came from a species of Pinus Succinisera (Pine) trees around 45 million years ago from the Baltic region of Europe. Amber is a soothing material that is both calming an energizing and said to bring clarity of thought and wisdom. Reconstituted Amber is made by melting pieces of natural Amber and allowing it to cool and return to a solid state. Real Amber is not available is large sizes suitable for making into spheres or other large polished items.

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Reconstituted Amber Skull

$85.00 PR301b  Here is a larger, very beautiful single terminated Crystal Quartz Point.  This lovely crystal has many facets and the tip is almost completely clear with sparkly inclusions. This awesome specimen measures 7 1/4" long x almost 3 1/2" x nearly 3 1/4" and has a smooth, natural finish.   Quartz crystals usually don't photograph well and this very nice example is no exception.  It does have some minor damage on the tip, common for this material and reflected in our price.  Just gorgeous!

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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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Quartz Crystal

$35.00 PR302b  This is a very pretty Brazilian Agate Slab with a nice polish.  It measures 8 1/4" x nearly 5 3/4" x 7/8" and has a good color scheme and very different design.  The agate has colorful bands of different shades of blue and grey surrounding the nice pale yellow center.  This Brazilian Agate Slab would make a great addition to any polished collection or it would make a great gift.

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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, Brazilian or other.

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Brazilian Agate Slab

$16.00

PR303b  This is a unique and very nice Chrysanthemum Flower specimen.  This cool specimen has a lovely flower measuring nearly 1 7/8" x almost 1" as it wraps around the stone.  The matrix rock measures nearly 2 5/8" x almost 1 3/4" x 1 7/8".  These Chrysanthemum stones make great decorator items.

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These "Chrysanthemum" Flowers, frozen in stone, are natural occurrences of Celestite crystals in a limestone matrix.  Found in Liuyang County, Hunan Province in China. The Chrysanthemum Stone Flower has been highly prized as a marvel of nature.  Once polished and carved to show the wondrous flower, it is a soothing object for contemplation and meditation.

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Chrysanthemum Flower

$75.00 PR304b  This is an interesting obelisk made from Picasso Marble.  This material is from Utah.  It measures 9" x 2 1/4" x nearly 2" and is nicely polished on all sides.  This specimen has a nice blend of Browns and Blacks which really enhances the whole appearance.

Marble is a metamorphic rock consisting of Limestone but composed mostly of Calcite.  It is used extensively for sculpture, building materials and has many decorative uses.  The pure white Marble is probably the most common form known, but the characteristic swirls and veins of many colored Marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as Clay, Silt, Sand, Iron Oxides or Chert.

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Picasso Marble Obelisk

$34.00

PR305c   Here is something different from the Rock Shed's gift department.  This is a extremely nice Copper Ore specimen, many times called Float Copper.  This is Copper Ore as found naturally in rock matrix.  The large specimen has been smoothed, highly polished on the front surface and then covered with a clear coat to show the gorgeous natural Copper color.  It measures nearly 3 1/8" wide x almost 3 3/8" tall x 1 3/8" thick and weighs just over 1 lb.  The pictures don't show the true beauty!

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Copper is a reddish colored metal with a high electrical and thermal conductivity.  It has its characteristic color because it reflects red and orange light and absorbs other frequencies in the visible spectrum due to its band structure.  It is in the same family as Silver and Gold and is a malleable metal.  It is beautiful natural or polished.

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Float Copper

$50.00 PR306c   Here is a very beautiful piece of polished Tiger Eye from Australia.   This awesome slab has various pretty colors ranging from gold to brown with an excellent Tiger Eye effect in the light.  It measures over 2 3/8" x nearly 6" wide x 1/4" thick and has a high luster and shine on all sides.  A true beauty to behold.

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Tiger-eye is a member of the quartz family, a cryptocrystalline variety. It is one of the chatoyant varieties of gemstones. Due to the fibrous structure of the gemstone, as light reflects within the thin parallel fibrous bands it exhibits a changeable silky luster or chatoyancy. It occurs naturally in colors of gold and blue.

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Tiger Eye

$70.00 PR307c  Here is a very cool Poly Chrome Jasper Free Form.  Highly polished on all sides, it has amazing color, ranging from cream to orange to various greens in a excellent Poly Chrome design. This piece measures nearly 5" tall x 4 1/4" x nearly 2 3/4".  It would make a great addition to any rock 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 Free Form

$45.00 PR308c   This is a very nice specimen of Petrified Wood from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  It has nice rich brown Earth Tone colors and a neat natural texture on the unpolished surfaces.  It measures nearly 8" x almost 5 1/2" x 3" and has a smooth, highly polished face.  This was cut and polished in our own lapidary department.  This beautiful Petrified Wood is unique and would enhance any table or desk top and would be a cool gift!

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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 give 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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South Dakota Petrified Wood

$65.00

PR309b  This is something different for the rock collector.  Here is a very nice, extra quality Amethyst Crystal Cluster from Brazil.  It measures 5 5/8" x nearly 3 3/4" x 7 1/4" tall and weighs just over 4 1/2 pounds.  This awesome Amethyst cluster with numerous lovely tips has an excellent finish on all facets to show the inner splendor.  The Amethyst has a gorgeous Purple color with sparkly inclusions as it's rotated in the light.  This lovely Amethyst specimen has been nicely polished all around the edge unlike most adding to it's wonderful character.  Some of the crystals have damage to the tips, fairly common for this material and is reflected in our price.  This piece was part of a much larger geode.  A true beauty.

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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 Crystal Cluster

$50.00 PR310c   Here is a great addition to your office or home.  This is a select South Dakota Rose Quartz specimen.  The lovely specimen measures nearly 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" x almost 2 1/8" with an irregular shape and has a very pretty rose color with sparkly inclusions. This gorgeous Rose Quartz specimen was nicely polished on all surfaces here at the Rock Shed.  Something very different for the collector or the gift giver. 

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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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South Dakota Rose Quartz

$40.00 PR311b  Here is a gorgeous piece of Lapis from Afghanistan.  The beautiful Lapis has a great Royal Blue color with sparkly pyrite accents and lighter blue to white in areas.  This highly polished and uniquely shaped specimen measures 2 3/4" x almost 2 1/4" x 1 1/8" thick.  Something extremely nice for that someone special.

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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

$40.00 PR312c  Here is a very pretty vase made from Peacock Marble.  It measures over 3 1/2" in diameter x 6 5/8" tall and has a nice exterior polish.  This lovely vase has an unique design which exhibits several colors and designs in different areas of the vase.   Definitely a one-of-a- kind treasure.

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Peacock Marble is from Southwest China and formed in Limestone by heat and pressure in the earth's crust. Recrystallization during Himalaya formation caused the limestone to change in texture and makeup. Fossilized materials along with it's original carbonate minerals, recrystallized and formed large, coarse grains of calcite. Impurities present in the limestone during the recrystallization affected the mineral composition of the marble.  The minerals that result from the impurities give the marble up to ten different colors. The corresponding colors and minerals that can be found: Green - Serpentine; Purple - Manganese spar; Brown - Iron; Gray - Silicon Dioxide; Red - Hematite; Orange - Iron; White - Calcite; Violet - Iron Manganese; Yellow - Limonite; Blue - Copper, Cobalt, Chromium; Black - Carbon, Iron, Manganese. Peacock Marble is also called "seven color Jade" in local language.

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Peacock Marble Vase

$65.00 PR313c  This is a very cool larger Labradorite Free Form.  This beautiful specimen has a good color mix with a highly iridescent shine that changes colors as the light hits it from different angles.  It measures nearly 5 1/2" x 3 1/4" x almost 2" thick and weighs over 2 1/2 lbs.  The lovely specimen has a great polish and some areas of Biotite Mica that shows up dull black. A really awesome item for a special person or just keep it for yourself!

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Labradorite is a Feldspar mineral that occurs in large Crystal masses in Anorthosite and shows an iridescence or "play of colors."  Gemstone varieties of Labradorite exhibiting a high degree of iridescence are Spectrolite, Moonstone and Sunstone.  High quality samples with good iridescent qualities are desired for jewelry.

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Labradorite

$40.00 PR314c  This is a very cool larger, very pretty Sandstone Free Form.  The Sandstone has fantastic banding in shades of various browns and tans in a good variety of desert colors.  It measures 4 5/8" wide x almost 2" x 8 5/8" tall and weighs over 4 pounds with a natural unpolished texture.  A stunning piece that would look fabulous in many different locations in your home or office.

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Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand size mineral or rock grains.  Most Sandstone is composed of Quartz and/or Feldspar because these are the most common minerals in the earth's crust.  It can be almost any color.  The Sandstone beds often form highly visible cliffs and are strongly identified with certain regions of the world.

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Sandstone Free Form

$55.00 PR316b  Here's a neat obelisk made from Silver Sheen Obsidian from Mexico.  It measures 8 1/2" tall x 2 7/8"  square at the base x  3/8" square at the top and is nicely polished on all sides. It has a rich black color, makes a nice "silver-sheen" when rotated in light and is just a very nice piece.

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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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Silver Sheen Obsidian Obelisk`

$90.00 PR325c    This is a Skull made from Reconstituted Amber.  The very detailed Skull is a pretty Amber color with an excellent design. It measures almost 5" long x 3 1/2" wide x over 4 1/4" tall .  A very nice piece of a hard to find material and would make a super gift for a special person!

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Natural Amber is an organic, time hardened fossilized resin material of vegetable origin. It came from a species of Pinus Succinisera (Pine) trees around 45 million years ago from the Baltic region of Europe. Amber is a soothing material that is both calming an energizing and said to bring clarity of thought and wisdom. Reconstituted Amber is made by melting pieces of natural Amber and allowing it to cool and return to a solid state. Real Amber is not available is large sizes suitable for making into spheres or other large polished items.

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Reconstituted Amber Skull

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