Large Tumbled Ocean Jasper Stones
These are tumbled (polished) ocean jasper stones from the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. The pictures are representative of the specimen(s) you will receive, so there may be some slight variation in patterns, shape and color. They range from approximately 1.2 to 1.4" wide.
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.
Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
About 1.2 to 1.4" wide