15.2" Colorful, Free-Standing, Polished Ocean Jasper (44 lbs.)

This is an exceptionally colorful, 15.2" tall polished piece of ocean jasper from the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. The agate bears a wide variety of colors, including hues of blue, red and orange, with spots of green quartz near the top of the specimen. The base of the stone has been cut flat so that it stands up on an even surface. It is quite interesting and makes for a unique display piece. This specimen weighs just over 44 pounds!

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/Agate
LOCATION
Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
SIZE
15.2 x 9.7 x 6.1", 44 lbs. 7 oz.
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#200397