Septarian Bear
Natural Utah Septarian Bear Carving
Hollow cavaty with natural dog tooth Calcite crystal
Medium sized Approx. 4" x 6" x 1 1/4" thick
Septarians were formed during the Cretaceous period, 50 to 70 million years ago
when the Gulf of Mexico reached what is now Southern Utah.
Decomposing sea life killed by volcanic eruptions,
had a chemical attraction for the sediment around them forming mud balls.
as the ocean receded, the balls were left to dry and crack.
Because of their bentonite content they also shrank at the same time trapping the cracks inside.
As decomposed calcite from the shells was carried down into the cracks in the mud balls,
calcite crystals formed.
A thin wall of calcite was transformed into aragonite
separating the bentonite heavy clay exteriors from the calcite centers.
Because of this, the nodules are called Septarians.
The name Septarian is derived from the Latin name, Septem, meaning seven.
This relates to the fact that the mud balls cracked with 7 points in every direction,
thereby creating the beautiful design.
Septarians are composed of Calcite (The Yellow Centers), Aragonite (The Brown Lines) and the Outer Grey Rock is Limestone.
Occasionally the fossil or some of the fossils which started the formation of the rock is noticeable in the rock.
$ 90.00

howling coyote
Natural Utah Picasso Marble hand carved howeling Coyote
Vibrant Earth Tone Black, Grey and Brown
Hand sculpted Animal Figurine
Great Gift for Animal and south western lovers.
Picasso-Marble is also called Picasso Stone or Picasso Jasper.
Itís a type of marble thatís actually metamorphosed limestone, which is a calcium magnesium carbonate mineral.
This stone is very aptly named because it looks like brush strokes of browns, blacks, and greys on the surface of the stone.
These patterns are created by iron oxides and form as lines and veins.
Picasso-Marble truly does resemble an abstract painting by cubist painter Pablo Picasso!
$ 50.00

Septarian goose egg
Large solid Septariam gemstone egg,
Natural Utah Septarian hand carved egg,
colorful yellow brown and grey
Approx size 3" x 5"
Septarians were formed during the Cretaceous period,
50 to 70 million years ago when the Gulf of Mexico reached what is now Southern Utah.
Decomposing sea life killed by volcanic eruptions,
had a chemical attraction for the sediment around them, forming mud balls.
as the ocean receded, the balls were left to dry and crack.
Because of their bentonite content they also shrank at the same time trapping the cracks inside.
As decomposed calcite from the shells was carried down into the cracks in the mud balls, calcite crystals formed.
A thin wall of calcite was transformed into aragonite separating the bentonite heavy clay exteriors from the calcite centers.
Because of this, the nodules are called Septarians.
The name Septarian is derived from the Latin name, Septem, meaning seven.
This relates to the fact that the mud balls cracked with 7 points in every direction,
thereby creating the beautiful design.
Septarians are composed of Calcite (The Yellow Centers), Aragonite (The Brown Lines) and the Outer Grey Rock is Limestone.
Occasionally the fossil or some of the fossils which started the formation of the rock is noticeable in the rock.
$ 90.00

Marble howling coyote
Natural Utah Picasso Marble hand carved howeling Coyote
Vibrant Earth Tone Black, Grey and Brown
Hand sculpted Animal Figurine
Great Gift for Animal and south western lovers.
Picasso-Marble is also called Picasso Stone or Picasso Jasper.
Itís a type of marble thatís actually metamorphosed limestone, which is a calcium magnesium carbonate mineral.
This stone is very aptly named because it looks like brush strokes of browns, blacks, and greys on the surface of the stone.
These patterns are created by iron oxides and form as lines and veins.
Picasso-Marble truly does resemble an abstract painting by cubist painter Pablo Picasso!
$ 50.00

Picasso marble bison
Natural Picasso Marble Bison Stone Carving.
Southwestern Zuni Style Bison Stone Carving.
Approx. Size 4 " high x 6 " long x 1 1/4 " thick.
Great Gift for Animal and south western lovers.
Picasso-Marble is also called Picasso Stone or Picasso Jasper.
Itís a type of marble thatís actually metamorphosed limestone, which is a calcium magnesium carbonate mineral.
This stone is very aptly named because it looks like brush strokes of browns, blacks, and greys on the surface of the stone.
These patterns are created by iron oxides and form as lines and veins.
Picasso-Marble truly does resemble an abstract painting by cubist painter Pablo Picasso!
$ 60.00

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