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

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SP1000b  Here is a very pretty Sea Jasper sphere.  It has a beautiful Green and Yellow color with neat banding and "eyes" in a very interesting and different design! This sphere has a good polish and measures 2 3/8" in diameter.  A beautiful sphere that exhibits nature at its best.

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This material is a relatively 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

$22.00 SP1001c  This is a gorgeous Mookaite Jasper sphere from Australia.  This sphere measures nearly 1 7/8" and has a beautiful  polish.  This little sphere has lovely interesting colors in a very different design.  A very nice, hard-to-find type of sphere.

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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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Mookaite Sphere

$14.00 SP1002b  This is a nice Dalmatian Stone sphere.  This sphere measures nearly 2" and has a good polish.  This little sphere has lots of "Dalmatian" spots. A great addition to your collection!

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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 Sphere

$14.00 SP1003b  Here's something new to add to your collection, a Snowflake Obsidian sphere.  This sphere measures nearly 2" and has a good polish.  This little sphere has lots of "Snowflakes".

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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.
In some stones, the inclusion small, white, radially clustered crystals of cristobalite in the black glass produce a blotchy or snowflake pattern (snowflake obsidian).

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Snowflake Obsidian Sphere

$80.00

SP1004c  Here is a new item, a lovely Iolite sphere from India.  The sphere has great color of a Blue and Purple mix with loads of "sparkle".  It measures  2 1/8" in diameter and has an excellent polish. A lovely sphere that exhibits nature at its best!

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Iolite Sphere

$48.00 SP1005b  This is a very pretty, beautifully colored Poly-Chrome Jasper sphere with a very interesting pattern. It measures 3 3/8" in diameter with a nice polish.  It has nice mix of  both pastel and bold colors. This material is from Madagascar.  This is something different for the sphere collector.

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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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 Poly Chrome Jasper Sphere

$50.00

SP1006b  Here is something different from the Rock Shed's sphere department, a Petrified Wood sphere from Indonesia.  It measures approximately 3 1/8" in diameter and has a good polish.  It has nice lighter earth tones colors with darker accents and very visible wood characteristics.

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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

$80.00 SP1007c  Here is a lovely Agate sphere from Madagascar.  This pretty sphere measures 2 1/2" and has a nice polish.  There is lots of nice Agate banding around the entirety in a nice design. A very unique sphere for your collection. Grab one while you can.

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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

$45.00 SP1008b  Here is something different for the sphere collector.  This is an awesome Petrified Wood sphere from Madagascar.  The sphere measures 3" in diameter and has a unique design with Brown, Red and Cream colors in patterns found only in Petrified Wood. This beautiful sphere would enhance any sphere collection.

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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

$60.00

SP1009c   Here is a very pretty Orange Calcite sphere.  This material is from Madagascar and has a fantastic blend of oranges and whites.  It measures  3 7/8" and has a nice polish and is very unique. Super quality and super nice.

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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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 Orange Calcite Sphere

$20.00 SP1010c  This is a gorgeous Honey Calcite sphere.  This sphere measures over 2" and has a beautiful  polish.  It has a beautiful lighter Honey Gold color and has many sparkly inclusions with good clarity in areas.  It also has some "rainbows"! A very nice, hard-to-find type of sphere.

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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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Honey Calcite Sphere

$24.00 SP1011b  Here is a very pretty, solid White Selenite sphere.  It measures nearly 3 1/2" and has a good polish.  This sphere has a hand ground shape and has a fiber optic like center and will reflect the light in a cool way when rotated.  A very interesting and unusual sphere. 

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Selenite, also known as Satin Spar, Desert Rose and Gypsum Flower, are the four Crystalline varieties of Gypsum.  It is a very soft material composed of Calcium Sulfate.  Selenite is often transparent and colorless.  If color is present it is often due to impurities or presence of other minerals. 

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Selenite Sphere

$50.00

SP1012b Here is something different from the gift department at The Rock Shed.  This is a very pretty Iron Quartz sphere. This sphere measures 3 1/4".  It has a nice polish which reveals the great color, awesome inclusions and subtle "rainbows" reflections!   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.

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Iron Quartz Sphere

$12.00

SP1013b  Here's a new item,  this is a very pretty Goldstone sphere. This sphere measures 1 1/2".  It has a nice polish which reveals the  great  Copper color 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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Goldstone Sphere

$185.00 SP1014c  This is a nice Dalmatian Stone sphere.  This larger sphere measures 5 5/8", weighs nearly 8 1/4 pounds and has a good polish.  This sphere has lots of "Dalmatian" spots. A great sphere!

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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 Sphere

$40.00 SP1015b  This is a very nice Napoleon Stone sphere from Peru. This sphere measures  2 1/8" and has a good polish. It has an interesting combination of Black and Cream colors in a good design. These spheres are hand-polished and therefore has some flat areas that are quite common for this type of material.  An interesting sphere that  would complete any collection.

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Napoleon 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. 

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Napoleon Stone Sphere

$265.00

SP1016c   Here is an exceptional, good quality Brazilian Agate sphere.  It measures 3 7/8" in diameter and has a nice polish.  This sphere has a fantastic Amethyst crystal cavity and gorgeous banding. A one of a kind sphere!

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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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Brazilian Agate Sphere

 

$18.00

SP1017b  This is a very nice Fluorite sphere with a good polish.  This sphere has great Green color with lots of sparkly inclusions. It measures nearly 2 1/4" in diameter and has great character. It also has pretty "rainbows" reflections.  This sphere is very unique, and would complete any collection.

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Fluorite, also known as fluor-spar, is a mineral composed of Calcium Fluoride.  It is a widely occurring mineral and is often found with metallic minerals such as Galena and Sphalerite, but also with Barite, Quartz and Calcite.  It may fluoresce strongly in ultraviolet light.  Although blue is the most common color, it can also be red, purple, green, yellow and white. 

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 Fluorite Sphere

$50.00

SP1018c  Here is something different from the gift department at the Rock Shed.  This is a very interesting sphere made from Zebra Jasper from Australia.  This sphere measures 2 3/4" in diameter and has a good polish and great color and design. A great sphere for 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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Zebra Jasper

$24.00

SP1020c   Here's a new item, a very nice Hematite sphere.  It measures  2" and has a good polish.  An excellent addition to any collection.

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Hematite is a mineral form of Iron oxide.  It is a very common material that has a black to steel to silver-grey color and may also appear reddish brown.  Hematite is a heavy metal and when it is polished it is consider to many to be of gemstone quality.  It is very popular in jewelry and Native American art.

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 Hematite Sphere

$48.00

SP1021b   Here another new item, a very pretty Amethyst sphere. It has a lovely Purple color, cool inclusions, a very unique cavity and  good polish.  It measures over 2 3/8". A must have for your collection!

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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

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