5.4" Tall, Polished Kambaba Bookends - Madagascar

This is a gorgeous pair of bookends made from kambaba jasper, collected from Madagascar. One side has been cut flat and polished to a glossy finish, while the opposite side has been left rough. The middle of the bookends have been lined with felt and the bottoms have round rubber "feet" to prevent scratching of the display surface.

Each bookend varies slightly in size, with one measuring 5.4" tall, 4.2" wide and 3.5" thick while the other is 5.3" tall, 4.4" wide and 3.4" thick. Together these bookends weigh just under 9 lbs.

Kambaba jasper and crocodile jasper are trade names for a greenish rhyolitic (volcanic) rock found in the west-central Bongolava region of Madagascar. It is full of blackish orbs consisting of small Amphibole needles that some people say resemble amphibian eyes, hence the name "crocodile jasper". There is a common misconception that Kambaba Jasper is a stromatolite, however this is incorrect as it is volcanic in origin. Despite the misconceptions it is a beautiful decorative stone when polished.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz, Pyroxene & Alkali Feldspar Conglomerate
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
5.4 x 4.2", up to 3.5" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#129898