3" Unique, Orbicular Ocean Jasper Egg - Madagascar

This is a beautiful, polished stone egg made from ocean jasper, collected 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. Comes with a display stand.

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. Jasper
LOCATION
Mine of Marovato, Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
SIZE
3" tall
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#134598