3" Realistic, Polished "Yellow Turquoise" Jasper Skull - Magnetic
This is a 3" long, polished "yellow turquoise" jasper skull from China. This specimen exhibits a vibrant yellow-green color and has undergone intricate sculpting and polishing that left the crystal in the shape of a skull.
Known under the trade name "yellow turquoise" this unique type of jasper that ranges in color from yellow to lime color. This trade name is rather deceptive is the stone is not only not turquoise but is not turquoise in color either. Never the less it's a very interesting and attractive stone, particularly when polished.
Magnetite is an iron oxide mineral with the chemical formula Fe₃O₄. It the most magnetic naturally occurring mineral on earth and is an important iron ore. It has an iron content of up to 72.4% which explains why it is such a commonly mined iron ore. Magnetite can be found in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock.