11.4" Free-Standing, Polished Ocean Jasper (15 lbs)

This is a beautiful, 11.4" tall, polished piece of green and blue ocean jasper from the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. It's been polished all around, but some pockets of druzy quartz crystals have been left in a rough state. A very unique decorative piece.

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 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
Chalcedony var Jasper
LOCATION
Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
SIZE
11.4" tall, 10.2" wide, 3.3" deep, 15 lbs
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#183175