7.4" Multi-Colored Ocean Jasper Tower - Madagascar

This is a polished stone tower made of ocean jasper from the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. These ocean jasper specimens have a very unique character, as the patterns and colors are so different between them.

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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Ocean Jasper
LOCATION
Mine of Marovato, Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
SIZE
7.4" tall, 2.5" wide at base
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#191113