Coquina Jasper Stone Sphere
This lovely fossil Coquina Jasper stone sphere is 2 inches or 50 mm in diameter.
This material from India, is also known as Elephant Jasper, Elephant Skin Jasper, Cobra Stone or Script Stone, but we like Coquina Jasper better and it is more accurate! Coquina is the Spanish word for cockleshells or shellfish.
Coquina is a consolidated sedimentary rock of biochemical origin, mainly composed of mineral calcite, often including some phosphate, in the form of seashells or coral. Coquina forms near shore, where wave action is vigorous and sorts the sediments well.
The Greek origin of the word jasper, iaspis, means "spotted stone." This form of chalcedony, or microcrystalline quartz, is usually red, brown or green. Its patterns are much less regular and defined than those of the other chalcedony variety, agate. Another difference between the two is that jaspers are generally opaque, while agates tend to be translucent (or at least contain translucent bands).
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I ship Priority Mail and charge actual shipping. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail at actual cost, including Flat Rate. Or we offer First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.