Large Spirit Stone Stone Sphere Decorator Rock
This wonderful large hand cut Spirit Stone collector sphere is 4.75 inches in diameter.
It weighs 4.8 pounds!
Beautiful Spirit Stone (aka Yavapai Travertine) comes from near Mayer, Arizona.
This is called Spirit Stone by the Navajo Native Americans, because they believe history is told in its layers.
Travertine is formed near hot springs. When the pressure which forced the water to the surface is released, the water evaporates and the calcium carbonate settles, forming the mineral Aragonite. As water seeps through, the mineral grows stronger and more durable and the rock becomes Travertine.
This semiprecious stone material is from the Paleozoic Period or about 320 million years old.