Weight : 1700 grams (1.7 kilograms) approx. Color : red, grey, black, white & orange. These are natural sonoran dendritic agate jasper rock from africa and sphere hand made in india.
The rock is simply called sonora dendritic jasper/rhyolite because of the strong dendritic patterns and is found in the state of sonora, mexico. The state of sonora is directly south of arizona and california. The rock has a blue-gray or yellow background color with maroon colored dendrites growing off sealed fracture lines. The dendrites are surrounded by white halos as if their formation absorbed color from the surrounding rock.
Sometimes the base color can contain some pink color and be softly banded like hickorite or wonderstone. The sealed fracture pattern is similar to the sealed fracture patterns in the owyhee jasper from oregon and the maroon color of the dendrites is very similar to the color of the dendritic pattern in the jasper from new mexico called apache sage.
The material is opaque and is softer than jasper or rhyolite. The rock is probably an altered dolomite that has been heated, cracked, and resealed by volcanic activity. Sonora dendritic jasper is a rhyolite containing branch or fern-like markings called dendrites. This stone is considered an jasper even though it does not portray a banded appearance that is common with most jaspers. Dendrites symbolize growth or change.
Dendrites are the branch-like formations of iron or manganese oxide inclusions that crystallize within the stone. Metaphysically, these symbolize growth or change. This item is made of dendritic agate stone.