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

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$35.00 SP900c  Here is an above average quality Septarian Nodule sphere from Madagascar.  It measures 2 5/8" in diameter and has a nice polish.  The sphere has lots of beautiful Yellow Calcite with plenty of dark Brown Aragonite.  Very beautiful and different.

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Septarians were formed during the Cretaceous period, 50 to 70 million years ago when the Gulf of Mexico reached what is now Southern Utah. Decomposing sea life killed by volcanic eruptions, had a chemical attraction for the sediment around them, forming mud balls.  as the ocean receded, the balls were left to dry and crack.  Because of their bentonite content they also shrank at the same time trapping the cracks inside.  As decomposed calcite from the shells was carried down into the cracks in the mud balls, calcite crystals formed.  A thin wall of calcite was transformed into aragonite separating the bentonite heavy clay exteriors from the calcite centers. Because of this, the nodules are called Septarians. Septarians are composed of Calcite (The Yellow Centers), Aragonite (The Brown Lines) and the Outer Grey Rock is Limestone.  Occasionally the fossil or some of the fossils which started the formation of the rock is noticeable in the rock.

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Septarian Sphere

$75.00

SP901c  Here's a cool new item, a very nice Kambaba Jasper sphere from Madagascar. This sphere measures 4 1/4" in diameter.  It has a pretty mix of colors of a variety of Greens with a good polish and fabulous design. The sphere is actually deeper and darker in color than appears in the photo. There is a fill area and this has been reflected in the reduced price. This is a nice sphere and would enhance any collection.

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Jasper, also known as spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  The mineral 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, and other decorative items. 

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Kambaba Jasper Sphere

$24.00 SP902b  Here is something different for the sphere collector.  This is a very beautiful Poly Chrome Jasper sphere that measures just over 2 1/4" in diameter and has a nice polish.  It has a neat blend of contrasting colors all in a fabulous design!.

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Jasper, also known as spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  The mineral 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, and other decorative items. 

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Poly Chrome Jasper Sphere

$175.00 SP903c  Here is a very beautiful Pink Rose Quartz sphere from Madagascar.  It measures over 4" in diameter and has a nice polish. This sphere has a beautiful Pink color with good clarity and amazing sparkly highlights, "rainbow" reflections and 2 high quality 3-D "stars" when rotated in bright light as seen in last photo!

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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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Rose Quartz

$24.00

SP904b  Here is a very different sphere to add to your collection.  This is a very nice Green Aventurine sphere from Brazil.  It measures  2 1/4" in diameter and has a nice appearance with a good polish. A great addition to your collection!

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Aventurine is a form of Quartz that is characterized by its translucent and mineral inclusions that give it a shimmering or glistening effect called "aventurescence".  The most common color is green but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue or grey.

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 Green Aventurine Sphere

$50.00

SP905c   This is an exceptional  Brazilian Agate. This sphere measures 2 1/4" and has a good polish. It has an interesting combination of Orange (heat treated)  and White colors in a mesmerizing design. An interesting sphere that would complete any collection. Grab this one 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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 Brazilian Agate Sphere

$8.00 SP906b  This is a lovely Onyx sphere from Pakistan. This sphere measures approximately 2" in diameter and has a great polish. It has a lovely Brown color with various accents. This nice sphere would make a great addition to any collection.

This is a similar to like item as they are all very close to appearance and size.

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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 Sphere

$30.00 SP907c  This is a nice and unique Blue Calcite sphere with lighter accents in a lovely design. The sphere measures 3 1/8" in diameter, has a nice polish and subtle "rainbow" reflections and great color.  The material is from Madagascar.  A great sphere to add to your collection.

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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

$20.00

SP908c  This is a very nice Brecciated Jasper sphere measuring nearly 2" in diameter.  This awesome sphere has a colorful array of Deep Rich Red with lighter and light and darker accents giving it a cool design. Just a nice sphere that will make a great addition to 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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Brecciated Sphere

$55.00 SP909b  Here is a very pretty sphere carved from Jet. This sphere measures approximately 2 1/8" in diameter and has a good polish. A very nice piece.

Jet is a geological material and is considered to be a minor gemstone. Jet is not considered to be a true mineral, but rather a mineraloid as it has an organic origin, being derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure. Jet is either black or dark brown and may contain pyrite inclusion which give a brassy color and metallic luster.

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Jet Sphere

$110.00 SP910b  Here is a very different sphere to add to your collection.  This is an exceptional Mystic Merlinte sphere that measures 4 3/4" in diameter and has a nice appearance with a good polish. This sphere has great color and design and  is a one of a kind sphere that does not come around that often!

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Indigo Gabbro or Mystic Merlinite is a newly mined crystal from Madagascar. It has amazing colors from light indigo purple to black. Gabbro refers to a large group of dark, coarse-grained, intrusive mafic igneous rock chemically equivalent to Basalt. The vast majority of the Earth's surface is underlain by Gabbro within the oceanic crust, produced by Basalt magmatism at mid-ocean ridges. Gabbro often contains valuable amounts of Chromium, Nickel, Cobalt, Gold, Silver, Platinum and Copper Sulfides. The name given to Merlinite is by no means a random act. It's source in Cornwall, England has long been associated with the legend of King Arthur and his sorcerer Merlin.

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 Mystic Merlinite Sphere

$80.00 SP911b  This is an exceptional Petrified Wood sphere from Madagascar. The polished sphere has nice Red, Brown, Orange and Tan colors and shows the different grains of the wood as well as several crystal areas.  It measures 3 3/4" in diameter.  The sphere has been hand polished.

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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

$26.00

SP912b  Here is a very nice Stromatolite Quartz sphere from Peru. It measures 2" in diameter and has a nice polish and a fabulous design.  This sphere would complete any collection!

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Stromatolites are one of the oldest bacterial microfossils known. The Peruvian Stromatolites are from the lower Proterozic period some 2.3 billion years. They are from the Eastern Andes, Bolivia, South America.  Stromatolites are actually mounds of mud that have been preserved. Very few will actually contain the fossilized microbes that built them. They accumulate because blue- green algae produces a sticky film that catches mud and silt, in turn forming layers. In time theses layer build up to form mounds.

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 Stromatolite Sphere

$40.00 SP913b  This is a cool Yavapai Marble Sphere from Arizona. This sphere measures 2 1/2" in diameter with a nice polish. This sphere has a great pastel lime green color with darker gray and other accents. Very nice!

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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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 Yavapai Marble Sphere

$240.00 SP914b  Here's a new item, a fabulous larger Dumortierite Sphere from Brazil. This sphere measures 6 1/8" in diameter with a nice polish and weighs nearly 12 pounds. This sphere has a very pretty shimmering Blue color. Very nice!

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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.

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 Dumortierite Sphere

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