Huge, 7.4" Polished Kambaba Jasper Sphere (22.5 lbs) - Madagascar

 
This is a spectacular, hand polished sphere made from Kambaba Jasper found in Madagascar. It is 7.4" wide and has dark circular mineral formations throughout the jasper. This specimen comes with a tri-fold wooden stand and displays nicely on a hard surface.

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.
FOR SALE
$345
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz, Pyroxene & Alkali Feldspar Conglomerate
LOCATION
Tsiroanomandidy, West-Central Bongolava, Madagascar
SIZE
7.4" wide, 22.5 lbs
ITEM
#110595