Large, 7.4" Ocean Jasper Sphere - 21.9 lbs

This is a large, polished stone sphere made of ocean jasper from the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. It's 7.4" wide and weighs 21.9 lbs. These spheres have a very unique character, as the patterns and colors are so different between them. Comes with a wooden display stand.

The quality of this sphere isn't as nice as some of the other larger spheres that we've listed previously, hence the lower price.

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.


FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ocean Jasper
LOCATION
Mine of Marovato, Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
SIZE
7.4" wide, 21.9 lbs
ITEM
#74734