Agatized Coral Rock Ashtray Bowl
This bowl or ashtray is carved from a natural piece of Rugose Agatized Coral from the middle Permian Maoka formation in Laibin, central Guangxi, South China.
The bowl is 3.76 inches by 3.25 inches and 2 inches thick. The opening is about 2.25 inches in diameter.
Fossil Coral is actually a stone pseudomorph after coral.
It is ancient coral that died many years ago and than was replaced by minerals that changed it into a chalcedony jasper stone.
The Fossil Coral stones retain the characteristics of the original replaced coral.
These darker brown colored Fossil Coral Jasper bowls or ashtrays have a striking orbicular pattern.
Metaphysical Properties Of Fossils: Fossils are said to help increase accomplishments in the area of business and add excellence to one's environment. They also are believed to aid one in being open to change and accept new ideas. Fossil Coral is said to bring inner peace, strength, and understanding of purpose.