Septarian Nodule 2.5 inch Stone Bear Southwest Fetish

Septarian Nodule 2.5 inch Stone Bear Southwest Fetish

Beautiful brown and yellow Septarian Nodule from Utah.
This material was formed when the Gulf of Mexico extended into what is now Southern Utah. Decomposing sea life (especially seashells) had molecular attraction for the sediment surrounding them, forming mud balls. As the ocean receded, the balls dried and cracked. The oceans returned, depositing more sediments. Aragonite then formed on the edges of the cracks and yellow Calcite crystals formed in the spaces. The name comes from the Aragonite dividing ("septurn" in Latin) the calcite from the clay.

Bear is 2.5 inches long, 1.75 inches high, and more than 1/2 inch thick. This one has a small crystal pocket on one side.

This is modeled after the Zuni Fetish Bear - among Native American people the bear is regarded as a symbol of strength. Often small carved bears, called fetishes, are carried by Native Americans for protection. This is not a actually carved by a Zuni artist.

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