11.4" Free-Standing, Ocean Jasper With Large Eyes - New Deposit!

This is a stunning, 11.4" tall polished piece of high quality ocean jasper from the newly discovered deposit in Madagascar. The ocean jasper coming from this new deposit is the highest quality material we've ever seen come out of Madagascar, much nicer than any of the material available over the last few years.

This piece is very large "eyes", many of the ones with a blue/purple coloration as well as some pockets of sparkly quartz crystals. It has been hand shaped and polished to a glossy finish, and the base has been cut flat for presentation.

Ocean jasper is a rare type of silicified rhyolite (considered both an agate and a jasper), mined in a single location on the Ambolobozo Peninsula of northern 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 backgrounds can be white, pink, green, red, or yellow. Botryoidal formations as well as white and deep green druzy are also common.

Chalcedony var. Ocean Jasper
Undisclosed Location, Northwest Madagascar
11.4 x 7.4 x 2.9"