Rare Spheres

Spheres are rare because the material is rare, they are difficult to make, or it is not economical to mass produce.  Dale made our rare spheres using rare, expensive, and sometimes fragile or otherwise difficult to work with materials from the USA and other countries.

5.69″ Hypersthene Sphere Rare Magnesium Iron Silicate Ball SPR31

Hypersthene sphere
5.69″ Hypersthene sphere
Hypersthene sphere
5.69″ Hypersthene sphere

Here’s a fabulous sphere that really comes alive when viewed under an intense light like sunlight (reading light OK too).

This Hypersthene sphere is very large, very heavy, and very chatoyant.

Dale did an excellent job with this hypersthene sphere. The sphere has an excellent polish. There are insignificant hairline fractures always present in this material.

This Hypersthene sphere is absolutely gorgeous and a great collector’s item.

The ball weighs about 11.5 lbs, and it has about 5.69″ diameter (175.3 mm).

Origin: Canada. See more photos of this sphere.

Price: $1777.00. Shipping is free in the USA. For other countries see Store Policies.

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 1.95″ Native Silver Sphere Ontario Canada SPR1 

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This silver sphere is not only rare but also gorgeous. It is native silver in matrix from the famous silver mines in Cobalt,  Canada. It has 1.95″ diameter and weighs 13.4 oz.

Origin: Cobalt, Ontario, Canada.

See more info and photos of this sphere

Price: $2598.00. Shipping is free in the USA. For other countries see Store Policies.

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2.5″ Herkimer Diamond Sphere New York SPR2

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Spheres made of Herkimer Diamonds are rare spheres. Since the crystals are usually small, the sphere has to be made of the matrix containing crystals. Also, the crystals must be located deep in a vug to survive all the cutting, grinding, and polishing during the sphere making process. Occasionally, one finds a Herkimer Diamond sphere but the crystals are glued rather than naturally contained in a vug of the matrix. The crystals in this sphere, and all the herkimer diamond spheres that Dale makes, are not glued.

Herkimer Diamonds are very clear double terminated quartz crystals found in Herkimer Co. as well as several more areas in New York. This Herkimer Diamond sphere is rare and exquisite collector’s item.

The sphere has 2.52″ diameter (64.3 mm) and it weighs about 12.4 oz. Origin: New York, USA. See more information and photos

Price: $1125.00. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see Store Policies

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3″ Indian Paint Rock Sphere Death Valley California SPR3

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Indian Paint Rock comes from Death Valley, California. The location has been closed to collecting since Death Valley became a National Park and this beautiful material is getting rather scarce.

The sphere has 3″ diameter (77.8 mm) and it weighs about 1.5 lb. Origin: Death Valley, California. See more information and photos.

Price: $525.00. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see Store Policies

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2.7″ Flowering Tube Onyx Sphere SPR7

Flowering Tube Onyx Sphere
2.7″ Flowering Tube Onyx Sphere

Here’s a rare collectors’ sphere. Dale made the sphere from the rare Flowering Tube Onyx material which is mined in very small quantities in Utah. According to our latest information, there is not much of good material left.

The patterns in this sphere are sharp, very intricate, and incredibly beautiful. There are fractures which are very common in this material. The fractures have been treated so they do not affect the integrity of the sphere. Origin: Utah, USA

The sphere has 2.73″ diameter (69.5 mm)  and it weighs about 1.1 lb. See more photos of this sphere.

Price: $545.00. Shipping is free in the USA. For other countries see Store Policies.

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Chrysocolla Cuprite Sphere Rare Sonora Sunset Ball SPR8

Chrysocolla Cuprite Sphere Sonora Sunset
2.5″ Chrysocolla Cuprite Sphere Sonora Sunset

Here’s an absolutely gorgeous sphere made of the outstanding and rare material from Mexico, Sonora Sunset.

The main material in this ball is cuprite (red) with some chrysocolla (turquoise color). Dale made the sphere and his workmanship is excellent. The sphere has a nice polish but it does not shine (like glass) due to the dissimilar hardness of the materials.

The sphere has a 2.5″ diameter (64 mm) and it weighs about 0.9 lb. Origin: Mexico. See more photos of this ball.

Price: $525.00. Shipping is free in the USA. For other countries see Store Policies.

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1.23″ Yttrium Fluorite Sphere SPR26

Yttrium Fluorite is an interesting and rather rare stone. It is fluorite (CaF2) with some of the calcium replaced by Yttrium.

Dale made the sphere. The stone has a beautiful soft lavender color and it is translucent. The largest section of the sphere is very gemmy with the remaining mixed with matrix and porous including a small vug. It is also fluorescent (intense purple LW).

The sphere has a 1.23″ diameter (31.4 mm). Origin: Mexico.

Price: $95.00. Shipping is free in the USA. For other countries see Store Policies.

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1.19″ Yttrium Fluorite Sphere SPR27

Yttrium Fluorite is an interesting and rather rare stone. It is fluorite (CaF2) with some of the calcium replaced by Yttrium.

Dale made the sphere. The stone has a very light lavender color and it is translucent. There are folds with matrix (look like fractures). It is also fluorescent (purple LW).

The sphere has a 1.19″ diameter (30.4 mm). Origin: Mexico.

Price: $95.00. Shipping is free in the USA. For other countries see Store Policies.

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1.2″ Yttrium Fluorite Sphere SPR28

Yttrium Fluorite Sphere
1.2″ Yttrium Fluorite Sphere
Yttrium Fluorite Sphere
1.2″ Yttrium Fluorite Sphere

Yttrium Fluorite is an interesting and rather rare stone. It is fluorite (CaF2) with some of the calcium replaced by Yttrium.

Dale made the sphere. The stone has a very light lavender color. It is rather opaque and fluorescent (purple LW). There is notch about half inch long and 0.3″ wide that was in the rough stone. Dale decided not to remove the notch as the size of the sphere would have been considerably smaller.

The sphere has a 1.2″ diameter (30.6 mm). Origin: Mexico.

Price: $65.00. Shipping is free in the USA. For other countries see Store Policies.

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Kimberlite Sphere Rare Rock Ball SPR10

Kimberlite Sphere Rare Rock Ball
1.9″ Kimberlite Sphere

Here’s a sphere you may not have seen before. It is made of Kimberlite, the diamond carrier rock (hopefully there are no diamonds in this one).

Kimberlite forms deep in the earth’s mantle (93-280 miles) and surfaces as a result of eruptions.

Kimberlite, in addition to diamonds, may carry garnet, olivine, ilmenite, and others. This sphere has at least ilmenite (black and steel black), garnet, and olivine.

The sphere has a 1.92″ diameter (48.9 mm) and it weighs about 6 oz. See more photos of this sphere.

Origin: The Kimberlite for this sphere comes from the Monastir Mine near the border of Lesotho in So. Africa.

Price: $225.00. Shipping is free in the USA. For other countries see Store Policies.

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