6" Polished Orbicular Ocean Jasper Heart - Madagascar

This is a beautifully crafted, polished heart made out of ocean jasper from Madagascar. The material comes from a newly discovered deposit of ocean jasper which features top quality orbicular formations and gorgeous coloration.

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.


FOR SALE
$335
DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Ocean Jasper
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
6 x 5.2 x 2"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#206682