Marovato Ocean Jasper Sphere
While Ocean Jasper only comes from one place in the world, the northwestern corner of Madagascar, there are two distinct deposits, about ten miles apart: Marovato, along the shoreline, and Kabamby, further inland. The Matovato material is the better known, with its rainbow color palette and large variety of orbs, from completely spherical to eye like bands.
While the mine at Kabamby is still productive, the veins in Marovato are currently tapped out. Ocean Jasper is a modern discovery, mined primarily from 1999-2006. A new vein was discovered in 2013 but has already been exhuasted. To read more about the history, geology, and varieties of Ocean Jasper, check out the article on our main website, Enter the Earth.
Ocean Jasper is associated metaphysically with purification, balancing “parts to wholes”, like working on a specific chakra and then helping it integrate back into the energy body, and emotional, mental, and physical well being. To read more about the metaphysical properties of Ocean Jasper, check out Christopher’s blog on our website and Stacie’s blog here.
This large sphere has three distinct color zones. One end is cream, with a patch of white druzy quartz crystals. One third has green quartz flowers with pink or white centers, made by points forming around a central dot. Some have distinct agate banding in white around them. The last third is a field of small dots. White to pink dots are set against a dark green background, sometimes constructed from small quartz flowers. The middle has several small to large open druzy chambers, with either white or green crystals.
Almost all Ocean Jasper has natural fractures, due to the brittle nature of chalcedony. There are a few small cracks on this sphere.
The sphere weighs aproximately 1.21 lbs. and measures approximately 2 3/4" across.
*Stand is not included.