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3" Realistic, Polished Hamine Jasper Skull
This is a beautiful, polished stone skull made out of hamine jasper from India. This skull has been meticulously sculpted and polished into the shape of a realistic skull.
Hamine jade, also known as "hami jade" or "hamine jasper", is the trade name for a form jasper that based on the name, likely originates from India. It often features spots of green that are heavily peppered throughout a white base matrix. There is debate as to whether this is a tree agate or a formation of grossular garnets within a milky white variety of chalcedony (jasper).
Jasper is a term that can be applied to an opaque variety of chalcedony (light does not pass through it). The opaqueness is due to a higher concentration of impurities mixed with silica/quartz. Like agate it may form in a wide variety of colors, and is often multi-colored. In most cases, jasper will occur when silica-rich fluids permeate throughout a soft sediment or volcanic debris deposit. The fluids then crystallize around the particles/impurities, resulting in a cementation process. Most often, the impurities present determine the coloration of the deposit following solidification, however other factors can play a role in the color of what is now considered a jasper.
Chalcedony var. Jasper
3 x 2.4 x 2.1"