2.8" CROCODILE JASPER Kambaba Stromatolite Fossil Sphere w/ Stand - Madagascar

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  • Item Category: Natural History
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 29, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House

Crocodile Jasper Sphere

Size:

2.84"

72mm

Weight:

18.85 oz

535 grams

Location:

Madagascar

2.8" Crocodile Jasper sphere from Madagascar. Also known as Kambaba Jasper, among other variations, this beautiful material with crocodile-like colors is actually a fossil stromatolite stone. Stromatolite is a fossilized stone formed by layers of cemented remains of cyanobacteria or blue-green algae. Stromatolites include some of the most ancient records of life on Earth, dating from hundreds of millions to over a billion years old. This large sphere measures 72mm in diameter and weighs over 1 lb. Auction includes a wood tripod stand as pictured, carved from a single piece of wood. A wonderful fossil gemstone sphere for display and study.

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