13.5" Orbicular Ocean Jasper Slab with Druze - Madagascar

This is a huge, polished stone slab made of ocean jasper from the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. It's 13.5" wide and 8.3" tall. The specimen displays a variety of colors ranging from forest green and purples, to a salmon pink-orange. Sporadic pockets throughout the specimen display an incredible druze in a variety of different colors, depending on their location on the slab. A truly awe inspiring, display piece.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.

Ocean Jasper
Mine of Marovato, Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
13.5" wide, 8.3" tall, .5" thick