Harquahala Marble Stone Decorator Sphere Rock
A Harquahala Marble stone sphere or mineral ball that is 2.9 inches or 73 mm in diameter and hand carved.
Harquahala Marble is named after its location - the Harquahala (har-ka-hay-la) Mountains in Arizona - this lustrous pink marble with beautiful green marbling, is a metamorphosed limestone.
It has also been called Hewitt Canyon Marble.
In Native American "harquahala" means "little water"-an appropriate name for this dry desert area!
A granular rock composed of crystalline calcite grains, it was most likely formed by water working its way through beds of limestone. The green marbling is an epidote.
Marble is a metamorphic material and is found all over the world in many different colors and patterns. The colors are due to impurities present when the rock was changing -clay, sand, iron oxide, etc. Marble is highly prized for its inexhaustible supply and often used in buildings.