6.5" Polished Ocean Jasper Flame - Madagascar

This is a unique, 6.5" tall, polished ocean jasper "flame" from the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. These flames have a very unique character, as the patterns and colors are so different between them. This specimen has many elements that suggest that it is a combination of ocean jasper and agate. The base has been cut flat for easy and aesthetic display.

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.
Chalcedony var. Jasper/Agate & Quartz
Mine of Marovato, Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
6.5" tall, 4.5" wide