5.1" Carved Bloodstone (Heliotrope) Dinosaur Skull

As if raptors weren't already mind-bogglingly awesome enough, we decided to add a whole other layer of intrigue and fantasy. This is a wild piece that is sure to excite any collector and is destined to be the envy of your social circle. What we have for you is an exquisitely-crafted, polished, 5.1" long raptor skull that's meticulously carved out of bloodstone from Africa. If the gorgeous stone itself wasn't enough, there is red jasper around the mouth, giving the appearance of the raptor having just finished a meal. The opportunity to own a replica dinosaur skull is now easier than you could have imagined, and you can do it in style. This skull is insanely snazzy and easily looks at home in both an Indiana Jones film and on your mantle. An overall fun piece for the casual enthusiast or anyone that enjoys really cool display pieces. A jaw-snapping good time!

Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is a type of mineral aggregate composed of chalcedony and dark green jasper with red spots. The dark green color is caused by chlorite, amphibole, and/or pyroxene inclusions within the chalcedony, while the red spots are due to iron or even jasper inclusions within the chalcedony.

Most bloodstone is mined from India, though there are significant deposits in Australia, Brazil, China, Africa and Madagascar. Bloodstone forms at shallow depths and low temperatures by precipitation from silica-rich groundwaters into fractures and cavities.
Heliotrope (Mineral Aggregate)
5.1 x 2.3 x 1.7"