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Over 60 varieties of colorful tumbled stones from around the world.

Warning: Polished stones can be a choking hazard for small children

Amazonite Tears gemstone
Amazonite
Apache Tears gemstone
Apache Tears
Apricot agate gemstone
Apricot Agate
Blue Beryl
Aquamarine
(Blue Beryl)
Banded amethyst
Banded Amethyst
Banded Carnelian gemstone
Banded Carnelian
Black Chalcedony
Black Chalcedony
Blue lace agate
Blue Lace
Agate
Blue quartzite
Blue
Quartzite
Blue tiger Eye gemstone
Blue
Tiger's-Eye
Botswana agate
Botswana
Agate
Brecciated Jasper gemstone
Brecciated Jasper
Carnelian
Carnelian Agate
Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla in Quartz
Citrine quartz
Citrine
Quartz
Citron magnesite gemstone
Citron Magnesite
Crystal Quartz
Clear Quartz
Colored moonstone
Colored Moonstone
Crazy Lace Agate
Crazy Lace Agate
Dumortierite gemstone
Dumortierite
Fluorite gemstone
Fluorite
Gold tiger eye
Gold
Tiger's-Eye
Blue goldstone
Goldstone
(Blue)
Green goldstone
Goldstone
(Green)
Red goldstone
Goldstone
(Red/Brown)
Green aventurine
Green Aventurine
Green Moss Agate gemstone
Green Moss Agate
Grossularite Garnet gemstone
Grossularite Garnet
Hematite
Hematite
Jet
Jet
Kambamba Jasper gemstone
Kambamba Jasper
Labradorite
Labradorite
Lapis lazuli
Lapis Lazuli
Leopard skin jasper
Leopard Skin
Lilac amethyst
Lilac Amethyst
Lionskin gemstone
Lionskin
Magnesite gemstone
Magnesite
Mahogany Obsidian gemstone
Mahogany Obsidian
Mookaite gemstone
Mookaite
Ocean jasper
Ocean Jasper
Olive Opal
Olive Opal
Orange quartz
Orange Quartz
Petrified wood gemstone
Petrified
Wood (AZ)
Petrified wood gemstone
Petrified
Wood (CN)
Picasso Stone gemstone
Picasso Stone
Picture jasper
Picture Jasper
Pink Aventurine gemstone
Pink Aventurine
Pink Botswana Agate gemstone
Pink Botswana
Prehnite gemstone
Prehnite
Rainbow Hematite gemstone
Rainbow "Hematite"
Rainforest Rhyolite gemstone
Rainforest Rhyolite
Rhodonite
Raspberry Rhodonite
Red jasper
Red Jasper
Red Tigers Eye gemstone
Red
Tiger's-Eye
Rose quartz
Rose Quartz
Rutilated Quartz gemstone
Rutilated Quartz
Serpentine gemstone
Serpentine
Snowflake obsidian
Snowflake Obsidian
Sodalite gemstone
Sodalite
Sunstone gemstone
Sunstone
Tree agate
Tree Agate
Turritella Agate gemstone
Turritella Agate
Unakite gemstone
Unakite
White moonstone
White
Moonstone
White quartz
White
Quartz
Yellow Jasper
Yellow Jasper
Yellow quartz
Yellow Quartz
Zebra Marble
Zebra Marble
40 different stones from around the world
40-Stone Collection
Mixed tumbled
Mixed Stones


Amazonite
amazoniteamazonite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 7/8" to 1 3/8" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 7/8" to 1 3/8"


1 Stone
$1.99

Amazonite Properties

What is Amazonite? Amazonite is a green microcline feldspar that is exceptionally popular as a gemstone. It was named for the Amazon River which flows near some of the first large commercial deposits in Brazil. It is a favorite of rockhounds, mineral collectors and many artistic jewelers.
ColorLight green to bright green, blue green.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesAmazonite is great for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationAmazonite is a mineral that cleaves at right angles. That causes its tumbled stones to be somewhat "blocky" in shape.
LocalityMozambique (a country on the southwest coast of Africa).
TreatmentsNone known.

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Apache Tears
Apache tearsApache tears
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 1/2" to 3/4" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 1/2" to 3/4"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$11.25

Apache Tears Properties

What are Apache Tears? Apache Tears are round nodules of an igneous rock known as "obsidian" that can be polished to a beautiful jet-black luster. If you hold them up to the light, you can see that they are a translucent to sometimes transparent "glass" created in nature by a volcanic eruption. Tiny amounts of volcanic ash are embedded within the glass.
ColorBlack!
Clarity Translucent to transparent.
Uses We think that Apache Tears make great pendants; add a gemmy appearance to a potted plant or planter; and, using a bell cap and chain, they are a great stone to dangle in front of a sunny window.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe name "Apache Tears" is from a Native American legend of Arizona. During a battle between Apaches and the US Cavalry in 1870, the outnumbered Apaches, facing defeat, rode their horses over a cliff rather than allow themselves to be killed by their enemy. Their families cried when they received the sad news, and their tears turned to stone as they hit the ground. We know of people who enjoy giving these stones to others and sharing the story of Apache Tears.
LocalityArizona, USA.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Apricot Agate
apricot agateapricot agate
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$14.49
1 pound
$24.99

Apricot Agate Properties

What is Apricot Agate? Apricot Agate is a name used for agate nodules and nodule pieces with yummy pinkish orange, pastel orange or slightly yellowish orange colors. These remind some people of apricot fruits. The material is often marked with white to cream-colored banding.
Color A blend of white, yellow, pink, peach and orange agate.
Clarity Translucent.
Uses A colorful stone with character that works great in many gemstone, craft, decor and jewelry projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information Apricot agate forms as small nodules, usually in igneous rocks. They are almost always banded and sometimes have a center of crystalline quartz. The stones we sell here are small nodules and nodule fragments that have been tumbled to a round, smooth finish.
LocalityBotswana (a country in southern Africa).
TreatmentsNone known.

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Aquamarine (Blue Beryl)
Blue berylBlue beryl
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.99
5 Stones
$6.99
1/4 pound
$22.25
1/2 pound
$37.49
1 pound
$70.99

Aquamarine (Blue Beryl) Properties

What is Blue Beryl? Beryl is a silicate mineral that contains small amounts of beryllium. It occurs in a variety of colors, and gem-quality beryl is named according to its color. Bright green is known as "emerald," blue (like this material here) is known as "aquamarine," yellow and yellowish green are known as "heliodor," and pink is known as "morganite." Some beryl is colorless and is known as "goshenite."

So, is this material really aquamarine? We sent a sample to the Gemological Institute of America's laboratory and asked them to identify it. They identified it as aquamarine.
ColorLight to medium blue.
Clarity Translucent to semitranslucent to opaque.
Uses Beautiful Aquamarine like this is great for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects. There are very few light blue gemstones, and that is part of what makes this material desirable. It makes great pendants, wire-wrapping stones, accents in retail displays, and can be used in a variety of art projects. And, a handful of aquamarine in a small brown wooden bowl will look spectacular on your desk or table.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Treatments The color of beryl is often modified by heating or irradiation. We have no information that indicates that this aquamarine has been treated.
LocalityAngola
TreatmentsNone known.

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Banded Amethyst
banded amethystbanded amethyst
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$13.49
1 pound
$22.99

Banded Amethyst Properties

What is Banded Amethyst? Amethyst is a purple variety of crystalline quartz. It is the world's most popular purple gemstone and has been used for thousands of years. This amethyst is tumbled from crystals that grew with zones of white quartz alternating with purple amethyst. That is the cause of the banded pattern. Some people call it "chevron amethyst" because some pieces have a "V" shaped color pattern in the shape of a chevron.
Color Light to deep purple amethyst with white quartz bands making a strong contrast.
Clarity Transparent to translucent.
Uses Banded amethyst makes especially nice pendants and wire-wrapped items. It is popular in a wide range of gemstone, jewelry, craft and decorative projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationAmethyst is a February birthstone, the 17th anniversary gemstone, and the Pisces zodiac gemstone. Trivia: Amethyst is one of the precious stones referred to in the Bible.
LocalityNamibia (a country on the west coast of Africa).
TreatmentsNone known.

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Banded Carnelian
banded carnelianbanded carnelian
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$14.49
1 pound
$24.99

Banded Carnelian Properties

What is Banded Carnelian?Banded carnelian is an orange agate with white bands and patterns. It usually forms as nodules in igneous rocks. These nodules and partial nodules are tumbled smooth and polished to produce these pretty tumbled stones.
ColorOrange to orangish-red with white bands and patterns.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesBanded carnelian works great in a number of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects. It is a favorite wire-wrapping stone and a colorful accent stone for potted plants.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationAgate is a microcrystalline form of quartz. Trivia: Carnelian is one of the precious stones referred to in the Bible.
LocalityBotswana (a country in southern Africa).
TreatmentsNone known for the material that we are selling, but sometimes carnelian agate is heated to improve its color.

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Black Chalcedony
black chalcedonyblack chalcedony
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$10.25
1/2 pound
$15.49
1 pound
$26.99

Black Chalcedony Properties

What is Black Chalcedony? Black Chalcedony is a form of microcrystalline quartz with a black color. It polishes to a very high luster. Most material sold as "black chalcedony" has obtained its black color from dye or other treatment done by people.
ColorJet black with a bright luster.
Clarity In many specimens the black color is so deep that the material borders between translucent and opaque.
UsesThe darkness of the material and its opacity are part of what makes black chalcedony appealing. It is especially popular in men's jewelry.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationIn black chalcedony, the black color and lack of banding are what give it its name and distinguish it from other types of chalcedony. It is much less translucent than most obsidian. Trivia: Chalcedony is one of the precious stones referred to in the Bible.
LocalityThe black chalcedony that we sell is from a variety of localities.
Treatments Much black chalcedony is produced by dying, or by soaking gray or white chalcedony in a sugar water solution and heating it in a furnace until the sugar carbonizes in the pores of the chalcedony to produce the black color. We believe that the black color of the chalcedony sold here was probably by treatment.

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Blue Lace Agate
Blue lace agateBlue lace agate
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$13.25
1/2 pound
$20.49
1 pound
$37.99

Blue Lace Agate Properties

What is Blue Lace Agate?Blue Lace Agate is a beautiful pale blue chalcedony with thin, delicate bands. The bands have complex curves and patterns that resemble a lace-embroidered fabric - thus the name "Blue Lace."
Color Translucent blue chalcedony with white bands, sometimes separated by bands of transparent or druzy agate.
Clarity Alternating bands of transparent to translucent agate.
UsesBlue Lace Agate is a popular jewelry stone. A nice tapered piece would make a stunning pendant to wear over a dark blouse or dress.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information Blue Lace is a "seam agate" that forms in the fractures of a dolomite. Large pieces of rough are rare because the seams are rarely more than a few inches in width.
Locality Found in a few African countries. The main and classic source is in Namibia. But similar material is also found in Kenya and South Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Blue Quartzite
Blue Quartz
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1 1/4" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 55 to 75 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1 1/4"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Blue Quartzite Properties

What is Blue Quartzite? Blue quartzite is a blue metamorphic rock that receives its color from tiny inclusions. These inclusions are blue prismatic crystals, which are probably dumortierite.
Color Blue to bluish gray.
Clarity Translucent.
Uses Blue quartzite is used to make tumbled stones, beads and cabochons.
Weight About 55 to 75 stones per pound.
Other Information The appearance of blue quartzite varies from stone to stone. Some stones have a uniform blue color, some have an irregular distribution of blue color, and some have bands of a strong blue color. The color is determined by the presence and abundance of the blue mineral inclusions. Some people might call this material "dumortierite quartzite."
Locality Unknown
Treatments None known.

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Blue Tiger's-Eye
Blue tiger's-eyeBlue tiger's-eye
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Blue Tiger's-Eye Properties

What is Blue Tiger's-Eye?Blue Tiger's-Eye is a gem material that forms when quartz replaces crocidolite. When it is polished, an "eye" can often be seen on surfaces of the stone as light reflects from the parallel fibrous structure of the stone.
ColorUsually a very dark blue to nearly black.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesBlue tiger's-eye is mainly used to make tumbled stones or cut into cabochons. The best are used in jewelry and the rest are used in craft projects.
WeightAbout 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationBlue Tiger's-Eye is sometimes referred to as "Hawk's Eye."
LocalitySouth Africa
TreatmentsNone known.

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Botswana Agate
Botswana agateBotswana agate
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$14.49
1 pound
$24.99

Botswana Agate Properties

What is Botswana Agate?Botswana is a country in southern Africa that is famous for banded agate. The name "Botswana Agate" is often used for gray, brown, white and sometimes orange to pinkish nodular chalcedony from that country. It can have beautiful fortification banding and sometimes displays "eyes." It usually accepts a very high polish.
ColorBrown, gray, cream, white, reddish
Clarity Translucent to transparent.
UsesInteresting pieces look great in potted plants. Tapered pieces make great pendants. Rare pieces with an "eye" are thought to be extra special.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationBotswana Agate forms as nodules in basalt flows. They weather out and can be collected from soils and stream beds near the flow. The material is very durable and some can be found miles from their source.
LocalityBotswana, of course!
TreatmentsNone known.

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Brecciated Jasper
Brecciated JasperBrecciated Jasper
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Brecciated Jasper Properties

What is Brecciated Jasper?The word "breccia" means "rock fragments." Brecciated Jasper is a chalcedony that often forms in a fracture or fault plane. When fault movement occurs the jasper is broken. Then, at a later time, mineral-rich waters flow into the fracture and deposit more chalcedony that re-cements the jasper.
ColorA red jasper that is re-cemented with translucent white, gray or black agate.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesThis bright red jasper is a great ground cover in potted plants. Interesting pieces make beautiful pendants or keychains.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThis material is a great visual example of how the Earth can heal itself. Jasper is one of the precious stones referred to in the Bible.
LocalitySouth Africa
Treatments None known.

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Carnelian Agate
Carnelian AgateCarnelian Agate
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$10.25
1/2 pound
$16.49
1 pound
$29.99

Carnelian Agate Properties

What is Carnelian Agate?Carnelian Agate is the name given to a translucent variety of chalcedony that is orange, red or reddish brown in color. It is an exceptionally popular gemstone and has been used for jewelry and adornments for thousands of years.
ColorOrange, red or reddish brown.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesThe gemmy color of this material attracts attention and makes it a favorite stone in gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects. The great color makes an attractive pendant. Great as an accent stone in displays. Some people have purchased these tumbled stones from us, sliced them into thin slabs and used them to cut cabochons. That's how nice it is.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationTrivia: Carnelian is one of the precious stones referred to in the Bible.
LocalityBotswana, a country in southern Africa.
Treatments None known for this material. However, much carnelian has been heated to improve its color. We would not be surprised if this material was treated.

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Chrysocolla in Quartz
Chrysocolla in QuartzChrysocolla in Quartz
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


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Chrysocolla in Quartz Properties

What is Chrysocolla in Quartz?Chrysocolla is a vivid blue to blue-green copper mineral that often occurs as inclusions and veins through quartz or chalcedony.
ColorA blend of blue to blue-green to green chrysocolla in white to clear quartz.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesSuitable for a variety of gemstone, jewelry, craft and decorative projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationChrysocolla in Quartz can be a beautiful material. Polished specimens frequently display colorful patterns of blue-green veins, swirls and bands of chrysocolla through transparent to milky quartz.

Chrysocolla itself is not well-suited as a gemstone, as it is often brittle and has a hardness of only 2 to 4 on the Mohs scale. However, when combined with quartz or chalcedony, the resulting rock can be hard enough and durable enough for use as a gemstone.
LocalityNamibia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Citrine Quartz
Citrine QuartzCitrine Quartz
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.79
5 Stones
$5.99
1/4 pound
$15.25
1/2 pound
$24.49
1 pound
$44.99

Citrine Quartz Properties

What is Citrine Quartz?Citrine is the name used for quartz with a yellow to golden color. The name is derived from the word "citrus."
ColorThis citrine is a yellow to golden color with some milky white areas.
Clarity Transparent to translucent.
UsesThis citrine is suitable for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects. We think that it makes a nice vase filler.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationCitrine Quartz is designated as a November birthstone and is also a traditional gift on a 13-year anniversary.
LocalityBrazil.
Treatments Much of the citrine quartz in the market today is produced by heating amethyst. This heating can be natural or done by people. We would not be surprised if this citrine has been heated.

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Citron Magnesite
Citron magnesiteCitron magnesite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.79
5 Stones
$5.99
1/4 pound
$14.25
1/2 pound
$23.49
1 pound
$38.99

Citron Magnesite Properties

What is Citron Magnesite? This material is usually referred to as "citron chrysoprase" or "lemon chrysoprase" (or a similar name) in much of the world. The names "lemon" and "citron" are inspired by the color of this material being similar to those citrus fruits. The material that we are selling here, and much of the material being sold elsewhere, is primarily magnesite. Why do we think it is mainly magnesite? It has a Mohs hardness of about 5 (chrysoprase should have a hardness of about 7), it exhibits birefringence blink on a refractometer (chrysoprase should not), and a drop of dilute HCl placed on powdered material produces a weak effervescence (magnesite produces a weak reaction with HCl but chrysoprase has no reaction). This material is magnesite that has likely experienced some silicification.
ColorBright yellow-green.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesMakes wonderful pendants and keychains. Also great as a vase filler and as a ground cover in potted plants. Works well in most gemstone, jewelry, craft or decor projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information This material has a matte finish that is commonly seen on polished magnesite. We sent a specimen of this material to the Gemological Institute of America for identification, and they said that it was in the magnesite to gaspeite series with a possible surface treatment to improve its luster.
LocalityAustralia.
TreatmentsPossible luster enhancement.

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Clear Quartz
Clear QuartzClear Quartz
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.79
5 Stones
$5.99
1/4 pound
$14.25
1/2 pound
$23.49
1 pound
$38.99

Clear Quartz Properties

What is Clear Quartz?"Crystal quartz," "rock crystal," and "clear quartz" are all names used for transparent quartz. Although you would think that it would be hard for a colorless material to have beauty, you will find that attractive appearance here.
ColorColorless.
Clarity Absolutely transparent.
UsesLots of people use it as accents in jewelry displays. Makes a great vase filler.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationTrivia: "Crystal" is one of the precious stones referred to in the Bible - that reference was most likely to crystalline quartz.
LocalityMadagascar.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Colored Moonstone
Colored MoonstoneColored Moonstone
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$10.25
1/2 pound
$16.49
1 pound
$29.99

Colored Moonstone Properties

What is Colored Moonstone? Moonstone is a gemstone of the feldspar mineral family. It is a material that consists of finely interlayered orthoclase and albite. Light entering the stone is scattered as it passes through alternating layers of the orthoclase and albite, and that scattered light produces a glow known as "adularescence." This glow seems to float just under the surface of the stone. The glow reminds some people of the glow of a full moon - this is how the name "moonstone" originated.
ColorA wide range of colors that include white, gray, beige, tan, pink, and peach.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesNice pieces make great pendants. A beautiful vase filler. Attractive as ground cover in potted plants. Great in decor, craft and jewelry projects of all kinds.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information Feldspar minerals cleave in two directions at right angles. Because of that, tumbled moonstone usually has a "blocky" shape. The "glow" can be seen on two of the block's "faces." If you see the glow, flip the stone over and a similar glow should be seen on the opposite side of the stone.
LocalityIndia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Crazy Lace Agate
Crazy Lace AgateCrazy Lace Agate
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$11.25
1/2 pound
$17.49
1 pound
$30.99

Crazy Lace Agate Properties

What is Crazy Lace Agate?Crazy Lace Agate is a white to gray botryoidal agate with colorful stains that are usually yellow, orange, red, and brown in color and probably caused by iron. When used to produce cabochons, beads, tumbled stones and other lapidary products, their polished surfaces usually exhibit a lace-like pattern of curves and eyes.
ColorA white to gray bodycolor with yellow, orange, red, and brown stains.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesCrazy Lace is a popular agate for producing cabochons, beads and tumbled stones.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information Crazy Lace sometimes contains vugs which can be coated with a quartz crystal druze. These are often incorporated into the design of a cabochon to give the gem a glittering focal point.
LocalityMexico has long been a source of Crazy Lace Agate.
Treatments None known for this material. However, crazy lace agate is sometimes dyed to produce a very colorful stone with an interesting pattern.

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Dumortierite
DumortieriteDumortierite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 50 to 90 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$10.25
1/2 pound
$16.49

Dumortierite Properties

What is Dumortierite?Dumortierite is a rare aluminum borate silicate mineral that is found in metamorphic rocks. It is hard and durable - much like jade has those properties.
ColorBlue, violet blue, greenish blue to gray.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
Uses Great for keychains, ground cover in potted plants, vase filler and craft projects. Not often seen as a tumbled stone.
Weight Dumortierite has a density that is slightly higher than most other stones. For that reason, there are only about 50 to 90 stones per pound.
Other Information Often forms as tiny inclusions in quartz. When they are abundant enough, the quartz can have a distinctly blue color. Dumortierite is used in industry to make the porcelain parts of spark plugs.
LocalityMozambique.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Fluorite
FluoriteFluorite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 60 to 90 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.79
5 Stones
$5.99
1/4 pound
$16.25
1/2 pound
$26.49
1 pound
$49.99

Fluorite Properties

What is Fluorite?Fluorite is a mineral composed of calcium and fluorine. It occurs in a variety of beautiful colors that inspire people to use it as a gemstone or in making ornamental objects.
Color Fluorite ranges from clear to yellow to green to blue to purple in saturations that are so light that the stones are as transparent as crystal to so dark that the stones are barely translucent. People are delighted by this range of color and diaphaneity, and that is part of what makes fluorite a desirable gemstone material. Some stones are a solid color, while others are banded with two or more colors present in a single stone.
Clarity Transparent, translucent and almost opaque.
Uses A beautiful material for craft and decor projects. Works great as a vase filler. Be careful, however, because it has a Mohs hardness of only 4 and is easily scratched.
Weight Fluorite has a density that is slightly higher than most other stones. About 60 to 90 stones per pound.
Other InformationFluorite is a soft stone with cleavage. Thus it should not be placed in uses where it will be subject to abrasion or impact.
LocalityChina.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Gold Tiger's-Eye
Gold Tiger's-EyeGold Tiger's-Eye
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Gold Tiger's-Eye Properties

What is Gold Tiger's-Eye?Tiger's-Eye receives its name from the way that light interacts with the stone. When moved under a bright light such as direct sunlight or a bright lamp in the room, the fibers in the stone reflect a line of light that moves across the surface of the stone when it is moved. The line of light reminds people of the line-shaped pupil in the eye of a tiger - thus the name.
ColorHoney brown to dark brown to golden brown
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesGold Tiger's-Eye is a popular stone. It is used as a decor item, to make keychains and pendants, and the stone is a favorite for jewelry making and crafts.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe "eye" produced when light is reflected from Tiger's-Eye is a phenomenon known as "chatoyancy." In most specimens of Tiger's-Eye, the fiber-shaped structures are curved or bent. This can cause the eye to bend or change orientation when the stone is played in the light. In some specimens the fiber-shaped structures are divided into multiple bands. This produces multiple lines of light, or "eyes," when the stone is played in the light.
LocalitySouth Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Goldstone (Blue)
Blue Goldstone
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 3/4" to 1 1/4" in maximum diameter. These are nice chunky stones and there will be fewer stones per pound because of that. There are approximately 30 to 50 stones per pound.

Size: 3/4" to 1 1/4"


1 Stone
$2.29
5 Stones
$6.99
1/4 pound
$12.25
1/2 pound
$19.49
1 pound
$35.99

Blue Goldstone Properties

What is Goldstone? Goldstone is a man-made glass that contains abundant, highly reflective crystals with a bright metallic luster. The blue color of this material is caused by small amounts of cobalt in the glass.
Color Dark blue.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesGoldstone is a popular material for making beads, cabochons, tumbled stones and a wide variety of other art objects.
WeightAbout 30 to 50 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe sparkling appearance of goldstone is known as "aventurescence." That word is derived from the name "aventurine" which was given to this material by Italian glass makers. The mineral material known as "aventurine" receives its name from the same source.
LocalityToday, most goldstone is manufactured in China. We believe that this material is Chinese goldstone.
TreatmentsA man-made material. No known treatments.

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Goldstone (Green)
Green Goldstone
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1 1/4" in maximum diameter. These are nice chunky stones and there will be fewer stones per pound because of that. There are approximately 30 to 50 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1 1/4"


1 Stone
$2.29
5 Stones
$6.99
1/4 pound
$15.25
1/2 pound
$25.49
1 pound
$46.99

Green Goldstone Properties

What is Goldstone? Goldstone is a man-made glass that contains abundant, highly reflective crystals with a bright metallic luster. The green color of this material is caused by small amounts of chromium in the glass.
Color Dark green.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesGoldstone is a popular material for making beads, cabochons, tumbled stones and a wide variety of other art objects.
WeightAbout 30 to 50 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe sparkling appearance of goldstone is known as "aventurescence." That word is derived from the name "aventurine" which was given to this material by Italian glass makers. The mineral material known as "aventurine" receives its name from the same source.
LocalityToday, most goldstone is manufactured in China. We believe that this material is Chinese goldstone.
TreatmentsA man-made material. No known treatments.

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Goldstone (Reddish Brown)
Red Goldstone
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 3/4" to 1 1/4" in maximum diameter. These are nice chunky stones and there will be fewer stones per pound because of that. There are approximately 30 to 50 stones per pound.

Size: 3/4" to 1 1/4"


1 Stone
$1.99
5 Stones
$5.99
1/4 pound
$10.25
1/2 pound
$16.49
1 pound
$29.99

Reddish Brown Goldstone Properties

What is Goldstone? Goldstone is a man-made glass that contains abundant, highly reflective crystals with a bright metallic luster. The reddish brown color in this material is caused by reflections from the crystals, which are composed of copper.
Color Reddish brown
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
Uses Goldstone is a popular material for making beads, cabochons, tumbled stones and a wide variety of other art objects.
Weight About 30 to 50 stones per pound.
Other Information The sparkling appearance of goldstone is known as "aventurescence." That word is derived from the name "aventurine" which was given to this material by Italian glass makers. The mineral material known as "aventurine" receives its name from the same source.
Locality Today, most goldstone is manufactured in China. We believe that this material is Chinese goldstone.
Treatments A man-made material. No known treatments.

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Green Aventurine (Dark)
Dark green aventurineDark green aventurine
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99

Dark Green Aventurine Properties

What is Dark Green Aventurine?Aventurine, sometimes called "aventurine quartz," is a variety of translucent quartz that exhibits a "glittery" appearance when it is moved under a light or when the angle of observation changes. When light penetrates the stone, some of it encounters tiny mineral crystals which reflect the light and make the stone sparkle.

In green aventurine the tiny crystals are usually a mineral known as fuchsite, a green mica that is highly reflective. The fuchsite crystals give green aventurine both its color and its glittery appearance - known as "aventurescence."
ColorGreen, sometimes variegated to make the stone appear slightly banded.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesThis is nice gemmy aventurine that makes wonderful pendants and keychains. Makes a great vase filler or a scatter of stones in a centerpiece or display.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe name "aventurine" is from the glass industry. In the early 1700's glass artists in Italy were producing glass with a metallic glitter known as "aventurine glass." This glass is what inspired the use of the name "aventurine" for a gemstone. Some people always use the name "aventurine quartz" to avoid any confusion in communication.
LocalityZimbabwe.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Green Aventurine (Light)
Green AventurineGreen Aventurine
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$13.49
1 pound
$22.99

Green Aventurine Properties

What is Green Aventurine?Aventurine, sometimes called "aventurine quartz," is a variety of translucent quartz that exhibits a "glittery" appearance when it is moved under a light or when the angle of observation changes. When light penetrates the stone, some of it encounters tiny mineral crystals which reflect the light and make the stone sparkle.

In green aventurine the tiny crystals are usually a mineral known as fuchsite, a green mica that is highly reflective. The fuchsite crystals give green aventurine both its color and its glittery appearance - known as "aventurescence."
ColorGreen, sometimes variegated to make the stone appear slightly banded.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesThis is nice gemmy aventurine that makes wonderful pendants and keychains. Makes a great vase filler or a scatter of stones in a centerpiece or display.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe name "aventurine" is from the glass industry. In the early 1700's glass artists in Italy were producing glass with a metallic glitter known as "aventurine glass." This glass is what inspired the use of the name "aventurine" for a gemstone. Some people always use the name "aventurine quartz" to avoid any confusion in communication.
LocalityZimbabwe.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Green Moss Agate
Green Moss AgateGreen Moss Agate
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Green Moss Agate Properties

What is Green Moss Agate?Green Moss Agate is a transparent to translucent agate that contains inclusions shaped like trees, ferns, leaves, moss or other vegetation. These inclusions are generally mineral material such as iron oxide or manganese oxide.
ColorDark green, with some white to gray quartz or chalcedony.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesMakes a great ground cover in potted plants. Works well in a variety of craft and decor projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationVery similar to Green Tree Agate - but green tree agate has mostly milky white quartz with a few green inclusions.
LocalityIndia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Grossularite Garnet
Grossularite GarnetGrossularite Garnet
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$14.49
1 pound
$24.99

Grossularite Garnet Properties

What is Grossularite Garnet?Grossularite is a variety of garnet that is rich in calcium. It sometimes occurs in the green color shown here but can be a variety of other colors.
ColorThis material has a range of green colors from light pastel green to dark green to bright green. It contains black markings thought to be chromite inclusions.
Clarity Translucent to opaque
UsesGrossularite is great for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information This material is massive grossularite that is nearly opaque. Some people call it "Transvaal Jade" because of its South African origin and green color. That name is inappropriate, a misnomer, because it is not jade and is unrelated to jade.
LocalitySouth Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Hematite
HematiteHematite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 35 to 55 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$14.49
1 pound
$24.99

Hematite Properties

What is Hematite? Our tumbled Hematite gemstones have a mirror-bright silver-metallic luster that beautifully reflects the light. Hematite is an ore of iron, and you will immediately sense a weighty feel when you pick up one of these tumbles. They feel heavy because hematite has a density that is about twice that of most other tumbled stones.
ColorBright silver in color.
Clarity Opaque.
UsesThese stones are perfect for a variety of jewelry, decorative and craft projects - or simply to admire.
Weight Hematite is an iron ore and is very heavy. This causes it to have much fewer stones per pound than other stone varieties that we sell. About 35 to 55 stones per pound.
Other Information Before the invention of plate glass, pieces of reflective Hematite were often used as mirrors. Hematite jewelry was most popular during Victorian times, but it is currently seeing a resurgence.
LocalityBrazil.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Jet
jetjet
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are plump chunky stones of about 7/8" to 1 1/8" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 60 to 80 stones per pound.

Size: 7/8" to 1 1/8"


1 Stone
$2.29

Jet Properties

What is Jet? Jet is a black organic rock that has an origin similar to coal. Both form from plant debris. Coal forms in seams where a large amount of plant debris accumulates; however, jet forms when single logs or branches are preserved.
Color Black. The phrase "jet black" was inspired by this material.
Clarity Opaque.
Uses People have been using jet as an ornamental and jewelry material since the stone age. The Romans began mining jet in what is now the United Kingdom over 1000 years ago. The most famous locality, Whitby, in the United Kingdom is where the most famous deposits are located. It reached its pinnacle of popularity in the mid-1800s when Queen Victoria wore jet as "mourning jewelry." In the early 1900s jet beads were popular in the United States. At that time wearing several long bead strands was popular and jet, because of its light weight, was a comfortable material to wear.
Weight About 60 to 80 stones per pound.
Other Information Jet has a very low density of about 1.3 to 1.4. That is about half the density of quartz. Jet beads in very long strands are much more comfortable to wear because of this low density.
Locality Unknown.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Kambamba Jasper
Kambamba JasperKambamba Jasper
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$12.25
1/2 pound
$19.49
1 pound
$35.99

Kambamba Jasper Properties

What is Kambamba Jasper?Kambamba Jasper is a unique material. It is dark green in color and marked with black orbs and swirls. It is a jasper-like material, hard and durable. It polishes to a beautiful bright luster.
ColorDark green with black markings.
Clarity Opaque
UsesUsed for a variety of gemstone, jewelry and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information Some people believe that Kambamba forms from the fossilization of stromatolite. If that was true, some growth lines from the sediment-trapping algae would be expected. They cannot be seen. Other people call this material "nebulae stone," which is incorrect as nebulae stone is an igneous rock - an orbicular granite. Other people confuse it with ocean jasper which also has orbs. Lots of people argue about this stone. We don't have any strong belief on how it formed.
LocalityMadagascar.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Labradorite
LabradoriteLabradorite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$12.25
1/2 pound
$19.49
1 pound
$35.99

Labradorite Properties

What is Labradorite? Labradorite is a variety of plagioclase feldspar that is widely known for its spectacular display of color in reflected light. When the mineral is moved under incident light, it produces flashes of iridescent blue, green, yellow or orange. This optical effect is known as "labradorescence" and is caused when planes within the mineral reflect specific colors of light.

Labradorescence can be seen in some of the stones in the image here. If these stones were in front of you and you moved the light source, other stones would have the proper angle of incidence to display the iridescent flash. That could also occur by moving your head or moving the stones. Most of these stones display labradorescence if viewed with the proper angle between stone, light source, and observer.
ColorGreenish with bright yellow, orange, red, blue and green labradorescent flashes.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesNice pieces make attractive earrings and pendants. Used in a variety of craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationLabradorite has perfect cleavage and because of that, most tumbled stones will have a few rough spots.
LocalityMadagascar.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Lapis Lazuli
Lapis LazuliLapis Lazuli
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$2.49
5 Stones
$7.99
1/4 pound
$28.25
1/2 pound
$48.49
1 pound
$90.99

Lapis Lazuli Properties

What is Lapis Lazuli? Lapis Lazuli is a rock composed of the minerals lazurite, sodalite, calcite and hauyne - and occasionally with some gold-colored inclusions of pyrite. It is mined in small amounts in just a few countries - including Afghanistan, Chile, and Russia. Some areas in Afghanistan have produced Lapis Lazuli for over 6,000 years.
ColorVarious shades of blue with other minerals of white and gray color. Some pieces have gold flashes of pyrite.
Clarity Opaque.
Uses Nice pieces of lapis make great pendants. A couple interesting pieces of lapis lazuli are nice to have on your desk or on a shelf. Great for a variety of gemstone, decor, jewelry or craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe bright blue color of Lapis Lazuli has made it one of the most popular semiprecious stones of all time. It has been treasured and traded by people since Biblical times. The name of this gemstone comes from two Latin words: "lapis" is the Latin word for "stone," and "lazuli" is derived from the Latin word for "blue." The blue stone!
LocalityChile.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Leopard Skin
Leopard SkinLeopard Skin
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Leopard Skin Properties

What is Leopard Skin?One look at Leopard Skin and you will know how it received its name. It looks like the coat of a leopard, complete with the round "rosette" markings that we commonly call "spots." Some specimens have the brown, tan, cream and black color palette that is a close match with the color of many leopards. Others have a red, pink, white and black palette.
ColorTan, brown, white, black, pink and red colors in a leopard skin pattern.
Clarity Opaque.
Uses Makes a nice ground cover in potted plants. Excellent pieces make interesting pendants or keychains. Put some in a wooden bowl on a table and visitors will pick them up and ask, "What is this stuff?"
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information

Some geologists believe that Leopard Skin is derived from rhyolite, an igneous rock that forms during the rapid cooling of molten rock material. The rhyolite is then altered by hot, mineral-rich waters to form the patterned and colorful rock that we call "Leopard Skin." Minerals which precipitated from the hot water produce the spherical and botryoidal structures that create the "spots" that give leopard skin its name.

Because this material is not a chalcedony, the traditionally used name of "Leopard Skin Jasper" is not appropriate. To be called "jasper," the material should be composed of chalcedony. It would then have a smooth texture, a conchoidal fracture, and a hardness of approximately seven on the Mohs hardness scale. Leopard skin generally does not exhibit these characteristics. It is often grainy with some euhedral crystals visible on hand lens examination; almost anywhere you test it the hardness is less than seven. So, we do not use the name "jasper" with this material. "Leopard Stone" or "Leopard Skin Stone" are more appropriate names - at least for the material being sold here.

LocalityMexico.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Lilac Amethyst (Clear)
Lilac Amethyst (clear)Lilac Amethyst (clear)
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.This Lilac Amethyst differs from the Lilac Amethyst sold immediately below because it has a transparent clarity - with some internal feathers, fractures and characteristics.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49

Lilac Amethyst Properties

What is Lilac Amethyst?Amethyst is variety of quartz with a purple color that is very popular in jewelry. The purple color is often caused by iron or other trace elements within the quartz.
ColorPurple.
Clarity Transparent to translucent.
UsesVery popular in jewelry. As a gemstone it has been enjoyed by people for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all used amethyst in jewelry and in ornamental objects. At that time, amethyst was a rare gemstone and valued highly. Then in the 1800s and 1900s, large deposits of amethyst were discovered in Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa, India, Russia and other countries. These discoveries lowered the cost of amethyst and made it a much more accessible gemstone for consumers. Today it is the semi-precious gemstone for the month of February, and that has driven its popularity.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationWow! Was our reaction when we saw this material. It is beautiful. Trivia: Amethyst is one of the traditional precious stones referred to in the Bible.
LocalitySouth Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Lilac Amethyst (Milky)
Lilac AmethystLilac Amethyst
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound. This Lilac Amethyst differs from the Lilac Amethyst sold immediately above because it has a milky translucence and a much lower clarity.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$11.25
1/2 pound
$17.49
1 pound
$30.99

Lilac Amethyst Properties

What is Lilac Amethyst?Amethyst is variety of quartz with a purple color that is very popular in jewelry. The purple color is often caused by iron or other trace elements within the quartz.
ColorPurple.
Clarity Transparent to translucent.
UsesVery popular in jewelry. As a gemstone it has been enjoyed by people for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all used amethyst in jewelry and in ornamental objects. At that time, amethyst was a rare gemstone and valued highly. Then in the 1800s and 1900s, large deposits of amethyst were discovered in Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa, India, Russia and other countries. These discoveries lowered the cost of amethyst and made it a much more accessible gemstone for consumers. Today it is the semi-precious gemstone for the month of February and that has driven its popularity.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationWow! Was our reaction when we saw this material. It is beautiful. Trivia: Amethyst is one of the traditional precious stones referred to in the Bible.
LocalitySouth Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Lionskin
LionskinLionskin
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Lionskin Properties

What is Lionskin? Lionskin is a name used for a chalcedony that contains a significant amount of included material. In some areas the included material is the same aligned fibers that produce the chatoyance of Golden Tiger's-Eye. In other areas the included material has a woody appearance. Some pieces of the material appear to be a breccia of golden tiger's eye fragments that have been cemented together with semi-transparent chalcedony.
ColorYellowish brown to brown to near black.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesLionskin is great for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information Lionskin has patches of chatoyance similar to tiger's-eye. Its appearance is similar to pietersite.
LocalitySouth Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Magnesite
Magnesite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$13.49

Magnesite Properties

What is Magnesite? Magnesite is a magnesium carbonate mineral formed by the alteration of limestone or dolomite during hydrothermal metamorphism or contact metamorphism. It is often a snow-white color with gray spider-web-like markings. It is a frequently seen lapidary material used for tumbled stones and beads, less often as cabochons. Lapidarists (people who cut and polish stones) often use magnesite because it is softer than most stones and that makes it very easy to cut. It also takes a bright polish with very little effort. Some is used untreated to display its white color, but it is more often dyed a light bluish color to imitate (or to fake) turquoise. It is also dyed many other colors. Magnesite and howlite are two very different minerals that often have a very similar appearance. As a result they are often confused.
ColorWhite, often with gray, brown or black web-like markings.
Clarity Opaque.
Uses These stones are perfect for a variety of jewelry, decorative and craft projects - or simply to admire.
WeightAbout 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationSome of people who purchase blue "turquoise" are actually purchasing dyed magnesite that has not been disclosed (or sold innocently with an incorrect identification). Turquoise has a Mohs hardness of 5 to 6, and magnesite has a hardness of about 3.5 to 5. The easy way to tell them apart is to make a small amount of powder and apply a drop of warm, dilute HCl. Magnesite will produce a weak effervescence while turquoise will not effervesce. You can also test for the presence of dye by dipping a cotton swab in fingernail polish remover and scrubbing the surface of the stone to see if some of the color transfers to the cotton swab (CAUTION - this is a destructive test). Many dyes used to color magnesite can be dissolved by nail polish remover.
LocalityUnited States
TreatmentsNone known.

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Mahogany Obsidian
Mahogany obsidianMahogany obsidian
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1 1/8" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 40 to 60 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1 1/8"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$12.25
1/2 pound
$19.49
1 pound
$35.99

Mahogany Obsidian Properties

What is Mahogany Obsidian? Mahogany Obsidian is a black glassy igneous rock that contains swirls of brown. Sometimes it is almost entirely brown material with swirls of black obsidian. It is an interesting and rare variety of obsidian.
Color Black with brown, or brown with black swirls.
Clarity Opaque to translucent.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 40 to 60 stones per pound.
Other Information Obsidian is a volcanic "glass" because it cools so rapidly that mineral crystals are unable to form. The brown material is probably colored by iron.
LocalityUSA.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Mookaite
MookaiteMookaite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.79
5 Stones
$5.99
1/4 pound
$16.25
1/2 pound
$27.49
1 pound
$50.99

Mookaite Properties

What is Mookaite? Mookaite is an unusual material. It is mined in Western Australia from the Windalia Radiolarite. A "radiolarite" is sedimentary rock that is made up of radiolarian tests. Radiolarians are tiny organisms that drift in the upper waters of the ocean and produce a thin shell called a "test." When the radiolarians die, their tests sink to the bottom. That is how the Windalia Radiolarite was deposited. After deposition of the tests, groundwater rich in dissolved silica flowed through the sediment and precipitated solid silica in the pore spaces. Where this process completely silicified the rock is where the gemstone material mookaite was formed.
ColorVariegated red, maroon, purple, white, cream, yellow, and brown.
Clarity Opaque.
UsesThis is an interesting material. Everyone who sees it wants to know more about it.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationMookaite also has an unusual name. The people who mine it named it after Mooka Creek, a stream that flows over the Windalia Radiolarite near Gascoyne Junction. They added "-ite" to the name of the creek - just like many other mineral and gemstone names have been derived. They named it mookaite. But, if you want to talk like a scientist you could call it "silicified radiolarite."
LocalityWestern Australia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Ocean Jasper
Ocean JasperOcean Jasper
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.79
5 Stones
$5.99
1/4 pound
$15.25
1/2 pound
$24.49
1 pound
$44.99

Ocean Jasper Properties

What is Ocean Jasper? "Ocean Jasper" is a name used for a multicolored gem material produced at two locations in Madagascar. It receives the name from one location on the coast where the deposit is in the intertidal zone. The other location is inland a short distance away. The characteristic appearance of the material is either a round concentric "eye" pattern or a round "poppy flower" pattern. It occurs in a wide variety of colors, but green, red, yellow, brown, white and orange are common. In some specimens the jasper grades into translucent bands of agate or unbanded chalcedony.
Color A wide range of colors that includes green, brown, yellow, red, pink, white.
Clarity Transparent patches, some translucent areas and some opaque areas.
UsesUsed in a wide variety of craft, lapidary, jewelry and gemstone projects. Interesting pieces make fantastic pendants.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information Ocean Jasper has been found in a limited area on the coast of Madagascar. The coastline deposit is reportedly close to being mined out, and the inland deposit has a limited amount of material remaining.
LocalityMadagascar.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Olive Opal
Olive OpalOlive Opal
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$10.25
1/2 pound
$15.49
1 pound
$26.99

Olive Opal Properties

What is Olive Opal? This Olive Opal is a common opal from Kenya that obtains its name from its yellowish green to greenish brown "olive" colors.
ColorLight yellowish green with thin seams and patches of black mossy material.
Clarity Translucent.
Uses Olive opal is great for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects. An unusual and seldom-seen material.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationHas a translucent diaphaneity with a resinous character.
LocalityKenya.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Orange Quartz
Orange QuartzOrange Quartz
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49

Orange Quartz Properties

What is Orange Quartz?

Quartz is a mineral that occurs in a wide range of colors. It is clear and colorless when it is pure, but a small amount of impurity can give it a light tint of color. Larger amounts will deepen the color and change the appearance from transparent to translucent.

This orange quartz contains impurities that give it an orange color. The color ranges from a pale orange to a rich reddish orange, to a brownish orange.

Color A wide range of orange colors, from light orange to bright orange to brownish orange.
Clarity Translucent to almost opaque.
UsesUsed in a wide variety of craft, lapidary, jewelry and gemstone projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationMany people call this material "peach quartz" because of its color.
LocalityIndia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Petrified Wood (Arizona)
Petrified WoodPetrified Wood
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$13.49
1 pound
$22.99

Arizona Petrified Wood Properties

What is Petrified Wood?For sale are beautifully polished Arizona petrified wood gemstones. Arizona is the most famous locality in the world for petrified wood. It is found there as well-defined logs and branches. However, most of the wood that is found is small pieces scattered across the surface of the land or concentrated in dry washes. It is typically red in color, and small pieces - such as these tumbled stones - are too small to exhibit wood grain or structure.
ColorReds, browns, yellow, orange and black.
Clarity Translucent to semi-opaque.
UsesSuitable for a wide range of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decor projects - or simply to admire.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThese stones have the typical coloration of Arizona petrified wood. Reds, browns, yellow, orange and black.
LocalityArizona, USA.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Petrified Wood (China)
Petrified Wood
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. However, they are much more chunky than most of the other types of stones that we sell. Therefore, there are only approximately 30 to 50 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$14.49
1 pound
$24.99

Chinese Petrified Wood Properties

What is Petrified Wood? Petrified wood is a wood or wood-like material that has been petrified. Petrification occurs when the cell cavities of the wood have been infilled and the woody material has been replaced by silica or some other mineral or mineraloid material. This petrified wood is from China and it is in large chunky pieces. Many of these pieces show excellent preservation of the woody material. You can often clearly see wood grain and cell structures. These are the best examples of petrified wood in tumbled stones that we have been able to obtain.
Color A variety of brown, white, gray, black, and red colors.
Clarity Opaque.
Uses Petrified wood is used for a wide variety of craft, decor and jewelry projects.
Weight About 30 to 50 stones per pound.
Other Information Many pieces of this petrified wood show excellent wood grain. We have been looking at it under a microscope and see many types of plant cells and interesting color patterns within them.
Locality China.
Treatments None known.

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Picasso Stone
Picasso StonePicasso Stone
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$7.25
1/2 pound
$11.49

Picasso Stone Properties

What is Picasso Stone?Picasso Stone is named because its markings and color patterns make some people think of the paintings of artist Pablo Picasso. It is a marble that is only produced in a few locations - one of which is in Utah, USA.
ColorTypical colors are browns, grays, black, white, buffs and dark reds.
Clarity Opaque.
UsesWe think that Picasso Stone makes a great vase filler. Interesting pieces make wonderful pendants.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationPicasso Stone is rather soft for a gemstone, with a hardness of only 3 to 4 on the Mohs Scale. It scratches easily and is best used in jewelry, craft and decorative projects that will not be subject to impact or abrasion.
LocalityUtah, USA.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Picture Jasper
Picture JasperPicture Jasper
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$7.25
1/2 pound
$11.49
1 pound
$18.99

Picture Jasper Properties

What is Picture Jasper?"Picture jasper" is a nickname for rocks that consist of chalcedony quartz and have a pattern that looks like landscape scenery. They are found in many parts of the world and have been given a wide variety of names.
ColorA range of brown, tan, cream and black colors in patterns that form landscape "pictures."
Clarity Opaque.
UsesBest used in jewelry, craft, decor and gemstone projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information This picture jasper is a brown, tan and cream colored material with a pattern of brown swirls, lines and curves that makes "pictures" of desert landscapes. A few pieces have black dots and dendrites, most likely from small amounts of manganese in the stone. The polish on this material is a semi-gloss to glossy luster that enhances the desert scenery pattern.
LocalityNamibia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Pink Aventurine
Pink AventurinePink Aventurine
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$13.49
1 pound
$22.99

Pink Aventurine Properties

What is Pink Aventurine? Pink Aventurine is a variety of pink quartz which contains tiny mineral flakes that sparkle when the material is turned in the light. These flakes also produce the pink to lilac to reddish color of the stone. Lepidolite, a lithium-rich mica, is the most likely mineral inclusion that would produce the aventurescence in this pink aventurine.
ColorPinkish purple.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationContains abundant inclusions of mica that catch the light to produce a glittering luster known as aventurescence.
LocalityCanada.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Pink Botswana Agate
Pink Botswana AgatePink Botswana Agate
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$14.49
1 pound
$24.99

Pink Botswana Agate Properties

What is Pink Botswana Agate? Pink Botswana is a nodular agate named for its characteristic color and its country of origin. This agate formed as nodules within a basalt host rock. The basalt weathers easily, but the agate nodules are very tough and very resistant. The result is a concentration of nodules in the soil that forms over the basalt and in downslope materials. This allows them to be easily collected for processing into tumbled stones.
ColorPink, grey, white, purplish and honey colors.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information The nodules accept a very high polish that reveals their intricate banding, swirls and occasional eyes. The banding is in a variety of colors that includes the dominant pink, gray, purplish, white and occasional zones of honey color. Many of the agates are gray beneath the husk, white and gray banded under the husk, and then transition to pink and white banding towards the center, sometimes with a solid druzy center that might take a nice polish. It is an unusual and beautiful material.
LocalityBotswana, of course!
TreatmentsNone known.

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Prehnite
PrehnitePrehnite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$13.25
1/2 pound
$20.49
1 pound
$37.99

Prehnite Properties

What is Prehnite? Prehnite is a beautiful mineral that is sometimes used as a gemstone. People who use it as a gemstone material tend to favor specimens in the yellow-green "celery" color range. It is not frequently seen as a gemstone or in jewelry because it is not well-known and is available only in limited supply. It is also rather soft for some jewelry use with a Mohs hardness of about 6.
Color Occurs in a series of colors that range from brown to yellow and from yellow to green. Often a color described as "celery."
Clarity Translucent.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information Some polished prehnite has a wonderful pearly luster.
LocalitySouth Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Rainbow "Hematite"
Rainbow Hematite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. This material has a very high specific gravity, and there are only approximately 25 to 35 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.79
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Rainbow "Hematite" Properties

What is Rainbow "Hematite"? Rainbow "Hematite" is a man-made material with an iridescent coating. It has a high specific gravity and a metallic luster much like the mineral named hematite. However, it is man-made, and the colorful iridescence is produced by a coating. It is sold under the name "Rainbow Hematite." The coating is quite durable, but it can wear off if the pieces are subjected to abrasion or contact with harder abrasive objects.
Color Iridescent pink, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
Clarity Opaque
Uses Used the same as tumbled stone in jewelry, decor and craft projects. Some people simply like to play with these heavy attractive objects.
Weight Very heavy. Only about 25 to 35 pieces per pound.
Other Information A man-made material.
Locality Unknown.
Treatments Coated with an iridescent material.

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Rainforest Rhyolite
Rainforest RhyoliteRainforest Rhyolite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49

Rainforest Rhyolite Properties

What is Rainforest Rhyolite? Rainforest Rhyolite, often called "Rainforest Jasper," is a mottled greenish to brownish, heavily patterned material that is thought to have formed by the silicification of rhyolite. It has numerous orbs and poppy-shaped structures. Occasional vug-shaped structures that are sometimes filled with a milky to bluish chalcedony. A few of these vugs are lined with druzy quartz. A material with a very unusual appearance.
ColorLight green to bright green to greenish brown.
Clarity Translucent to opaque with tiny vugs that have been filled with a milky to bluish chalcedony.
UsesRainforest Rhyolite is great for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information At first glance, Rainforest Rhyolite looks like Ocean Jasper, and many people confuse them. However, with a little experience of looking at the materials, most people learn how to instantly tell them apart.
LocalityAustralia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Raspberry Rhodonite
Raspberry RhodoniteRaspberry Rhodonite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 55 to 85 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$10.25
1/2 pound
$16.49
1 pound
$29.99

Raspberry Rhodonite Properties

What is Raspberry Rhodonite?Rhodonite is a manganese silicate mineral that usually occurs in a pink color but rarely occurs in a brown, orange or gray color. The name is from the Greek word "rhodos" which means "rosy" in reference to the mineral's typical pink color. Pink rhodonite is commonly associated with black manganese oxide minerals to form a pink and black rock with interesting patterns.
ColorRaspberry pink rhodonite blended with black manganese oxides.
Clarity Opaque.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight Rhodonite has a higher density than most other minerals. As a result it has only about 55 to 85 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe tumble-polished rhodonite for sale here has a bright "raspberry" color and is associated with black streaks and patches of manganese oxides. It has a bright vitreous to sugary luster and a very bright polish.
LocalityMadagascar.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Red Jasper
Red JasperRed Jasper
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$7.25
1/2 pound
$11.49
1 pound
$18.99

Red Jasper Properties

What is Red Jasper?Jasper is a semi-translucent to opaque variety of chalcedony that often accepts a very high polish. That is why it is so frequently seen in gemstone and lapidary products. It is also a relatively inexpensive stone, which makes it popular in the marketplace. The material that we have here is brilliant red.
ColorBrilliant red.
Clarity Opaque.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationRed is the color that comes to many people's mind when they hear the word "jasper." Jasper is one of the traditional precious stones referred to in the Bible.
LocalitySouth Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Red Tiger's-Eye
Red Tiger's-EyeRed Tiger's-Eye
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Red Tiger's-Eye Properties

What is Red Tiger's-Eye?Red Tiger's-Eye is a crocidolite replaced by quartz. Because of the fibrous structure, it produces a chatoyancy when pieces are turned in the light. This chatoyancy produces a line of light across the surface of the stone, which is where the name "Tiger's-Eye" is derived.
ColorDeep red to brown-red.
Clarity Opaque.
UsesMakes great keychains. Suitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThis material has a very nice reddish brown color.
LocalitySouth Africa.
Treatments Most Red Tiger's-Eye is believed to be Gold Tiger's-Eye that has been exposed to heat. This heating could be natural, as in the case of a lava flow overrunning the deposit or an igneous intrusion occurring nearby. The most likely cause of the heating would be people trying to produce the red color.

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Rose Quartz
Rose QuartzRose Quartz
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$13.49
1 pound
$22.99

Rose Quartz Properties

What is Rose Quartz? Rose Quartz is a pink variety of the mineral quartz. Its soft pink color and semi-transparent to translucent diaphaneity make it a very attractive and desirable gemstone. It is one of the most popular tumbled stones that we sell.
ColorPink
Clarity Transparent to translucent.
UsesThis material is really nice and makes great pendants. Suitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThis material is a customer favorite.
LocalityNamibia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Rutilated Quartz
Rutilated QuartzRutilated Quartz
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$2.49
5 Stones
$7.99
1/4 pound
$25.25
1/2 pound
$43.49
1 pound
$80.99

Rutilated Quartz Properties

What is Rutilated Quartz?Rutilated quartz is a clear to smoky quartz that contains fine needles of rutile. The number of rutile crystals can range from a few isolated needles to enough needles to block the passage of light through the clear quartz. The needles are usually yellow to golden in color.
Color Nearly colorless, to slightly yellow, to smoky quartz with yellow to golden rutile needles.
Clarity Transparent.
UsesRutilated quartz is great for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects. Spectacular pieces are prized.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationRutile crystals often align with the crystallographic axes of the quartz.
LocalityBrazil.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Serpentine
serpentine gemstonesserpentine gemstones
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 7/8" to 1 1/4" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 40 to 60 stones per pound.

Size: 7/8" to 1 1/4"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99

Serpentine Properties

What is Serpentine? Serpentine is the name given to a large group of minerals that are found in the metamorphic environment of convergent plate boundaries where at least one of the plates was of oceanic lithosphere.
Color Commonly a light green, yellowish green, or dark green material. Often mottled or cross-cut with fracture fillings.
Clarity Translucent, often with a soft waxy luster.
Uses Serpentine is used to make tumbled stones, beads, and cabochons. It is also used to make small sculptures because it is relatively soft, has a uniform grain and is easy to carve. Large amounts of serpentine are used for architectural and ornamental stone in interior and exterior design work.
Weight These are larger pieces than most other stones shown on this page; most are about 7/8" to 1 1/4" across. There are about 40 to 60 stones in a pound.
Other Information The material being sold here has a soft green color and translucence.
Locality Unknown.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Snowflake Obsidian
Snowflake ObsidianSnowflake Obsidian
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Snowflake Obsidian Properties

What is Snowflake Obsidian?Snowflake Obsidian is a black glassy igneous rock that is splashed with white to gray snowflake-shaped spots of various sizes. It is a popular gemstone material that is frequently seen in craft, decorative and jewelry projects.
ColorBlack with gray to white snowflakes.
Clarity Opaque to translucent.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationSnowflake Obsidian is a volcanic "glass" because it cools so rapidly that mineral crystals are unable to form. The white "snowflakes" are radially-clustered crystals of the mineral cristobalite, a high-temperature polymorph of quartz. They form as the glass recrystallizes.
LocalityUSA.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Sodalite
SodaliteSodalite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$10.25
1/2 pound
$16.49
1 pound
$28.99

Sodalite Properties

What is Sodalite? Blue minerals are a small minority in nature. Sodalite is one of a few minerals best known for its deep blue color. It is often a very dark blue like the material we are selling here. Although sodalite is usually blue, it can also be gray, white, yellow, green or pink. It is frequently cut by white veins of calcite.
ColorShades of blue from medium hues to midnight blue.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesMakes beautiful pendants. Suitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe rich blue color of sodalite attracts a lot of attention and helps the material sell easily. It is also a rare mineral to find in quantities that are worth producing, yet the rarity is usually not reflected by a high price.
LocalityProduced at various locations.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Sunstone
SunstoneSunstone
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.79
5 Stones
$5.99
1/4 pound
$15.25
1/2 pound
$25.49
1 pound
$46.99

Sunstone Properties

What is Sunstone?Sunstone is the name given to specimens of feldspar that contain plate-shaped inclusions in parallel orientations. When light enters the stone, it reflects from these inclusions to produce a flash of light. These stones contain inclusions thought to be copper or hematite that produce a reddish flash.
ColorWhite feldspar mottled with orange areas caused by included mineral grains.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThe flash of light produced by the reflecting mineral grains is known as "aventurescence."
LocalityIndia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Tree Agate
Tree AgateTree Agate
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29

Tree Agate Properties

What is Tree Agate? Tree Agate is a white, semi-translucent to opaque chalcedony that contains deep green mossy or dendritic inclusions. These inclusions are seen where they intersect the surface of the stone and make a green tree-like pattern - thus the name "green tree" agate.
ColorAgate with a white base color with inclusions of dendritic green moss showing through.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationGreen Tree Agate is very similar to Green Moss Agate, although their appearance might not suggest that. They are often mined from the same deposit. Green Tree Agate is dendrites in an opaque chalcedony, while Green Moss Agate is dendrites in a transparent to translucent chalcedony. In the Green Moss you can look "into" the stone and see the moss in three dimensions. In the Green Tree Agate you only see the moss where it intersects the surface of the stone.
LocalityBotswana.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Turritella Agate
TurritellaTurritella
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.29
5 Stones
$3.99
1/4 pound
$9.25
1/2 pound
$13.49
1 pound
$22.99

Turritella Agate Properties

What is Turritella Agate? Turritella Agate is the popular name used for a brown, translucent, fossiliferous agate found in the Green River Formation of Wyoming. It is very easy to recognize because it contains large fossil snails that stand out in a white-to-tan color that contrasts with the dark brown agate. The name "Turritella" was given because the person who first named the material thought that the fossils were of the Turritella genus. That turned out to be incorrect. The fossils are really Elimia tenera, a member of the Pleuroteridae family... but the Turritella name has become entrenched into the vocabulary of rockhounds everywhere.
ColorA light brown to dark brown basecolor agate cementing fossil gastropod (marine snail) shells.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesTurritella is great for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects. Specimens that exhibit a nice fossil shell are especially desired.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other Information Turritella is most likely the best-known fossil from the Green River Formation.  And, most people don't know this... but if you look at it with a good magnifying glass or a microscope, you will see a tremendous number of fossils that are too small to see with your unaided eye.
LocalityUnited States.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Unakite
UnakiteUnakite
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$7.25
1/2 pound
$11.49
1 pound
$18.99

Unakite Properties

What is Unakite? Unakite is an igneous rock composed mainly of pink orthoclase feldspar, yellow-green epidote, quartz and minor amounts of other minerals. It is a "granitic rock" of unusual color, composition and appearance.
ColorPink orthoclase blended with yellow-green epidote.
Clarity Opaque.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationUnakite is named for the Unaka Mountains of eastern Tennessee. Much of the commercial Unakite sold today is mined in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It is also found at other locations around the world.
LocalitySouth Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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White Moonstone
White MoonstoneWhite Moonstone
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$1.49
5 Stones
$4.99
1/4 pound
$10.25
1/2 pound
$16.49
1 pound
$29.99

White Moonstone Properties

What is White Moonstone?Moonstone is a gemstone of the feldspar mineral family. It is a material that consists of finely interlayered orthoclase and albite. Light entering the stone is scattered as it passes through alternating layers of the orthoclase and albite, and that scattered light produces a glow known as "adularescence." This glow seems to float just under the surface of the stone. The glow reminds some people of the glow of a full moon - this is how the name "moonstone" originated.
ColorA range of colors between white, light gray, yellowish, sometimes with a touch of pink.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesNice pieces make great pendants. A beautiful vase filler. Attractive as ground cover in potted plants. Great in decor, craft and jewelry projects of all kinds.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationFeldspar minerals cleave in two directions at right angles. Because of that, tumbled moonstone usually has a "blocky" shape. The "glow" can be seen on two of the block's "faces." If you see the glow, flip the stone over and a similar glow should be seen on the opposite side of the stone.
LocalityIndia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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White Quartz
White QuartzWhite Quartz
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

White Quartz Properties

What is White Quartz?This White Quartz is a variety of quartz that is brilliant white in color. This is rare because quartz usually contains inclusions or impurities that alter its color. This quartz is so white that many people call it "snow quartz." Geologists report that the milky white color of some quartz is caused by gas-filled inclusions within the stone.
ColorExceptionally white!
Clarity Translucent.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationQuartz is the most abundant mineral species in Earth's crust, and white quartz is almost as ubiquitous in its occurrence. It is surprising that such a common material - that polishes exceptionally well - is rarely seen as a tumbled stone.
LocalityFrom various locations.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Yellow Jasper
Yellow JasperYellow Jasper
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Yellow Jasper Properties

What is Yellow Jasper?Yellow Jasper is an attractive material that ranges from a cream yellow to a rich yellow-brown.
ColorSwirls and bands of cream yellow to rich yellow-brown.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationYellow-brown is a very common color of jasper that is found at many locations around the world.
LocalitySouth Africa.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Yellow Quartz
Yellow QuartzYellow Quartz
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 75 to 110 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$8.25
1/2 pound
$12.49
1 pound
$20.99

Yellow Quartz Properties

What is Yellow Quartz?

Quartz is a mineral that is clear and colorless when pure, but trace amounts of impurities in its crystal structure or a scatter of mineral inclusions within the crystal can modify its color.

This yellow quartz is a gemmy translucent material. If you look very closely with a hand lens, some pieces appear to have a thick yellow moss pulled through a transparent quartz. Without looking closely you would never notice.

ColorYellow to yellow-peach.
Clarity Translucent.
UsesSuitable for a wide variety of gemstone, jewelry, decor and craft projects.
Weight About 75 to 110 stones per pound.
Other InformationThis yellow quartz is different from the yellow transparent quartz known as "citrine." Although citrine is more widely known, we think that the translucence and bright yellow color of this material rivals citrine in beauty.
LocalityIndia.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Zebra Marble
Zebra MarbleZebra Marble
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. They are about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter. There are approximately 70 to 100 stones per pound.

Size: 5/8" to 1"


1 Stone
$0.99
5 Stones
$2.99
1/4 pound
$7.25
1/2 pound
$11.49
1 pound
$18.99

Zebra Marble Properties

What is Zebra Marble?Zebra Marble is white and black material that might remind you of the coloration of a zebra.
ColorBright white and black in sharp contact and contrast.
Clarity Translucent to opaque.
UsesZebra Marble is great for a variety of gemstone, craft, jewelry and decorative projects.
Weight About 70 to 100 stones per pound.
Other InformationZebra Marble is a true marble - it will effervesce weakly in contact with cold hydrochloric acid. However, it is a bit harder than 3 on the Mohs Scale. It is most likely a dolomitic marble.
LocalityUnited States.
TreatmentsNone known.

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Mixed Tumbled Stones - Five Different Sizes
Mixed Tumbled Stones
Our tumbled stone mixtures can be purchased in five different stone sizes. The Medium Size (3/4 to 1 inch maximum diameter) is shown in the photo above. We have two smaller sizes and two larger sizes.

Mixed Tumbled Stones


The most economical way to purchase tumbled stones.



If you want a large variety of stones, we recommend our tumbled stone mixtures. They are the way to get a wide variety of stones in a single package.

This mix contains a wide variety of stones of many colors and countries. Sold by the pound in sealed plastic bags - starting at just $12.99 per pound and much lower prices if you buy three, ten, twenty or forty pound units.

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40-Stone Collection
40-Stone Collection
The stones that you receive will be similar in shape and color to the stone pictured above. This collection consists of forty different tumbled stones about 5/8" to 1" in maximum diameter shipped in a zip-lock bag.

Only $29.99

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40 Different Tumbled Stones


If you like gemstones, rocks, minerals, geography or beautiful natural objects then this is a collection for you! We have hand-selected forty different tumble-polished semiprecious gemstones that together make a worldwide collection of color. These stones range in size between approximately 5/8" and 1" in maximum diameter. They are similar to the stones typically sold at crystal shops for $2 or $3 or more each - much more expensive than our package price.

Your collection will be shipped in a zip-lock bag along with a card that contains the names of the stones, the countries where they were found and a URL where you can download and print a stone identification chart. You can see a complete list of stones included in this collection and their geographic origin here.

Note: Citrine may be Amethyst that has been heated. Red Tiger's-Eye may be Gold Tiger's-Eye that has been heated.

This is a great collection for anyone who collects or has an interest in gemstones, rocks or minerals. Display them on a shelf in a glass jar, on a table in a wooden bowl, mounted in a frame or scattered on a placemat. Many people use them to make colorful jewelry items.

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