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

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SP200c  Here's an exceptional Fluorite sphere! It measures 2 1/8" in diameter and has a good polish. It has great emerald green color with  wonderful clarity, neat inclusions and  "rainbow" reflections. Very cool!

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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

$250.00

SP202b  Here is an amazing rare beauty, a gorgeous Madagascar Agate sphere.  It measures 2 3/4" in diameter and has a nice polish.  The sphere has a small crystal cavity with exceptional banding and  fascinating design. A sphere like this does not come around that often so grab it 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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 Madagascar Agate Sphere

$14.00

 SP203c   This is a pretty Orange Calcite sphere with an interesting color mix of white and orange. It measures nearly 2" and has a nice polish and has a very interesting color scheme. This material is from Mexico.  A very pretty 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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 Orange Calcite Sphere

$140.00

SP204b  Here's something we haven't seen in a while, an exceptional Chrysocolla sphere from Peru. This sphere measures 3 1/4" in diameter with a good polish. This sphere has a stunning green and blue color with tons of interesting accents. The sphere is actually darker than appears in the photo. This one-of-a-kind treasure would make a great addition to any collection.

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Chrysocolla is of secondary origin and forms in the oxidation zones of copper ore. Some associated minerals are Quartz, Limonite, Azurite, and Malachite and Chrysocolla is often confused with Turquoise as they are similar in color. It gets it's name from Greek chrysos "gold" and kolla "glue". It is known among Native American cultures as a healing stone and said to promote calm and level headedness.

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Chrysocolla Sphere

$35.00

SP205c  Here is an exceptional Poly Chrome Jasper sphere.  This amazing  sphere has pretty gorgeous sharp and pastel colors in a very interesting pattern. It measures 2 3/4" in diameter with a very nice polish. It would make a great gift or collectible.

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Picture 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  Sphere

$40.00

SP206b Here's something we haven't seen in a while, a gorgeous Celestite sphere from Mexico. It measures 2 1/2" and has a good polish. It has fabulous icy blue crystals and wonderful design.  Grab this beauty quick!

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Celestite is a mineral form of Strontium Sulfate which is a metal. The metal is mixed with Carbon and Sulfur which is used for the red "fire" in fireworks, flares and road signals. Celestite occurs as Crystals and in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks and is often associated with Gypsum, Anhydrite and Halite. Pale blue Crystal specimens are found in Madagascar.

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Celestite Sphere

$175.00

SP207c  Here is an exceptional Petrified Wood sphere from Madagascar. This sphere has a unique design with colors and patterns found only in Petrified Wood. It has Brown Reddish colors with various colors highlighted in a gorgeous pattern as well as subtle crystal areas. This sphere measures 5 1/4" in diameter and has a great polish. This would be an awesome addition to any 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

$10.00

SP208c   This is a gorgeous Honey Calcite sphere. This sphere measures 1 5/8" and has a beautiful  polish.  It has a beautiful lighter Honey Gold color and has many sparkly inclusions with good clarity.  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

$85.00

SP209b   This is a gorgeous Eudialyte sphere.  It has a good polish, measures nearly 2" in diameter, great mix of colors and will fluoresce under a UV SW & LW light. A great sphere like this does not come around that often so grab it quick!

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Eudialyte, also spelled Eudialite, is a complex material consisting chiefly of the silicates of iron, zirconium, and lime. Some samples of Eudialyte have been found to have up to 46 different elements. The zirconium has many uses from the production of synthetic fibers, in construction materials for aircraft and space vehicles and in the manufacture of super-hard alloys. Eudialyte is found in Arkansas, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Canada and Madagascar.

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Eudialyte Sphere

$95.00 SP210c Here is an exceptional Poly Chrome Jasper sphere.  It measures 4 1/4"  and has a good polish. This sphere has beautiful color combinations in an amazing design. Truly a unique addition to your 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 Sphere

$75.00

SP211c  Here is an exceptionally nice Ruby Fuchsite sphere. It measures 2 3/8" in diameter with  a good polish. This sphere has lovely fuchsia Ruby set in a pretty Green Fuchsite. This sphere is very unique and has a lot of character. See how the sphere changes under a UV long wave fluorescent light in the photo below. A must have for your sphere collection.

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Fuchsite is a green variety of Muscovite Mica. It differs from most other Muscovite by having a variable amount of trivalent Chromium substituting for Aluminum within the mineral. Chromium is the source of Fuchsite's green color. It sometimes has Ruby Crystals which are completely opaque and unsuitable as gemstones, but are well colored and contrast strikingly against the green matrix of the Fuchsite.

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.

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Ruby Fuchsite Sphere

$60.00

SP212c  Here is a very cool Carnelian Agate sphere.  It measures 3 1/4" in diameter with a nice polish.  This awesome sphere has an interesting design, neat banding and a mix of rich color!  A very pretty sphere!

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Carnelian is a red or reddish-brown variant of Chalcedony but also may come in the colors of orange and pink.  It is quite common and usually found in translucent pebble form.  It is found in several areas of Europe, Iceland and Madagascar.

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Carnelian Sphere

$90.00

SP213c Here's a new item, a gorgeous Iolite/Cordierite sphere. It has a a nice polish and is 3 1/2" in diameter. It has great color, sparkle and even some subtle "rainbow" reflections. A nice sphere for any price!

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Iolite is the gem variety of Cordierite. Iolite can be light to deep blue and usually has a purplish tinge to it. The name "iolite" comes from the Greek word for violet. Another old name is dichroite, a Greek word meaning "two-colored rock", a reference to cordierite's strong pleochroism. It has also been called "water-sapphire" and "Vikings' Compass" because of its usefulness in determining the direction of the sun on overcast days, the Vikings having used it for this purpose.

Cordierite typically occurs in contact or regional metamorphism of pelitic rocks. It is especially common in hornfels produced by contact metamorphism of pelitic rocks. Two common metamorphic mineral assemblages include sillimanite-cordierite-spinel and cordierite-spinel-plagioclase-orthopyroxene. Other associated minerals include garnet (cordierite-garnet-sillimanite gneisses) and anthophyllite.[4][5] Cordierite also occurs in some granites, pegmatites, and norites in gabbroic magmas. Alteration products include mica, chlorite, and talc. Cordierite occurs, for example, in the granite contact zone at Geevor Tin Mine in Cornwall.

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Iolite/Cordierite Sphere

$80.00

SP214b  Here's an amazing Girasol Opal Sphere. It has amazing inclusions, "rainbow" reflections, excellent clarity, a neat milky white appearance all in a cool design! This sphere measures 2 1/8" in diameter with a good polish. A sphere like this does not come around that often so grab it quick!

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Girasol Opal also known as Girasol Quartz is part of the Quartz family. Girasol Opal is actually a Milky Clear Quartz. 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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Girasol Opal Sphere

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$65.00 SP216b  Here is something new and different for the sphere collector.  This is an exceptional Pyrite sphere from Peru.  This piece measures 2 5/8" diameter and has an interesting texture. It has cool open cavities, lots of "sparkle" and great design. Grab this one quick!

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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

$90.00 SP217c   Here is something new and different for the sphere collector,  an exceptional Chevron Amethyst sphere from India.  This unique sphere measures 3 1/2" and has a good polish. It has a great deep Purple color of the Amethyst contrasted by the White Quartz zigzag lines as well as other neat accent. There are also subtle "rainbow" reflections. A sphere like this does not come around that often so grab it quick!

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Chevron Amethyst is a unique blend of Amethyst and White Quartz. The White Quarts usually is seen in a Zigzag pattern.  Amethyst is a purple variety of Quartz often used as an ornament.  Upon exposure to heat, Amethyst generally becomes yellow, which some refer to as Citrine or "burnt" Amethyst.  It occurs in color from a light, slightly pinkish violet to a deep grape purple.  It is widely distributed as an ornamental stone, but fine, clear specimens that are suitable for cutting are used in jewelry.

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Chevron Amethyst Sphere

$50.00 SP218c This is a very nice Agate sphere from Uruguay.  It has beautiful shades of white and bluish grey. It measures 2 7/8" in diameter.  This unique sphere has a good polish, Agate banding and a sparkly open crystal cavity. The color is actually more grey than appears in the photo which looks more blue. Something different and will make a great gift for the sphere collector.

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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

SP219c  Here's a new item, a fabulous Flower Agate Sphere from Madagascar. This 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 and grey colors with the "flowers" bursting throughout! There are even some neat banding 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

$65.00

SP220b  Here's a great new item we haven't seen for a while, a lovely Blue Apatite sphere from Madagascar. This pretty sphere measures nearly 3 1/8" and has a nice polish. It has a beautiful blue color with lots of accents and cool "shimmer" when rotated in light. A great addition to any collection!

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Apatite is a part of the phosphate group of minerals that was formed in igneous rocks and in metamorphosed limestone. Apatite is translucent or transparent and usually green in color but can be colorless, white, yellow, bluish, reddish, brown or purple.

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Blue Apatite Sphere

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