11.1" Jasper "Flame" Sculpture - Madagascar

 
This is a beautiful, polished stone flame made of jasper from the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. These flames have a very unique character, as the patterns and colors are so different between them. A mixture of green, blue, purple, orange and magenta colors can all be found throughout this specimen. The base has been cut flat for easy and aesthetic display.

Ocean jasper is a rare type of jasper mined in a single location on the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. The deposits are found on the coastline (hence the name) and can only be reached by boat, and mined during low tide. 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 background can be white, pink, green, red, or yellow. Botryoidal formations as well as white and deep green druzy are also common.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Jasper
LOCATION
Mine of Marovato, Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
SIZE
11.1" tall, just over 20 lbs
ITEM
#59839