This is a Prehnite crystal cluster with a seamlessly bonded indian cheif/mohawk skull thats been carved from Ocean Jasper.
The Skull alone was carved and polished completely from a SOLID piece of stone. The high-gloss polish puts the perfect finishing touch on this impressive skull.
Ocean Jasper is in the quartz family but is a rare silicon dioxide mineral that occurs in highly silicified rhyolite. The peculiar orbs or "bull's eye" patterns are caused when Quartz and feldspar crystallize in radial aggregates of needle shaped crystals. Many of these other orbicular jaspers are found in various locations throughout the world, however none are as RARE as Ocean Jasper! Only found in one locale in the world off the northwest coast of Madagascar.
Another exceptional quality of Ocean Jasper is translucency. When viewed in front of a bright light the translucent, clear, or just foggy background illuminates and displays the contrasting solid perfect circle orbs which then reveal exactly why Ocean Jasper is sometimes called "Fish Eye Jasper." These solid, soft looking spheres appear suspended in the illuminated quartz, and they can make one tempted to reach in and try to touch them!
Ocean Jasper is used for enjoyment of life, release of negativity and stress, relaxation, positive self-expression, physical and emotional healing. Ocean Jasper radiates positive energy and helps one to feel, speak and act more positively.
Prehnite forms rather thick crusts with a rough or crystaline texture. Epimorphs (crystal growth over the surface of another mineral) over laumotite crystals are interesting and attractive. Usually the laumontite has dissolved away leaving the hollow crust of prehnite behind.
The color and detail on both pieces are so spectacular it hurts and together these gems truly make a breath taking one of a kind specimen!
- Measures approx 3"W x 3"H
- Please Note: This item is a high end collectors piece thats priced according to the rarity of the stones used.