8.65" Polished Kambaba Jasper Tower - Madagascar
This is a beautiful, hand polished tower made from kambaba jasper found in Madagascar. It is 8.65" tall and has dark circular mineral formations throughout the jasper. The base of this specimen was cut flat so that it stands unassisted.
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.