Rare Spheres

1.35″ Smithsonite Sphere SPR21

Smithsonite Sphere
Smithsonite Sphere

Smithsonite sphere is rare to come by because smithsonite itself is rare. Smithsonite is zinc carbonate (ZnCO3).

Smithsonite, with all its nooks and crannies, is difficult to cut and make it into a sphere. Dale made it into sphere and he did a great job. The smithsonite part of the sphere is translucent and it has a lavender color. There are many nooks and crannies. The lavender color indicates that the zinc was partly replaced with copper. The darker sections of the sphere is matrix and matrix mixed with smithsonite.

This smithsonite sphere has a 1.35 ” diameter (34.5 mm) and it weighs 3.06 oz.

Under shortwave ultraviolet light it glows a soft purple but this may be just a reflection.

Origin: The smithsonite comes from Mexico. See more photos of this sphere.

Price: $225. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see Store Policies

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1.73″ Smithsonite Sphere SPR22

Smithsonite Sphere
1.73″ Smithsonite Sphere

Smithsonite sphere is rare to come by because smithsonite itself is rare. Smithsonite is zinc carbonate (ZnCO3).

Smithsonite, with all its nooks and crannies, is difficult to cut and make it into a sphere. Dale made it into sphere and he did a great job. The sphere has a gemmy sweet lavender color and many nooks and crannies and one large geode-like vug lined with botryoidal crystals. The lavender color indicates that the zinc was partly replaced with cobalt.

This smithsonite sphere has a 1.73″ diameter (44 mm) and it weighs 5.9 oz.

Under shortwave ultraviolet light it glows a soft purple but this may be just a reflection.

Origin: The smithsonite comes from Mexico. See more photos of this sphere.

Price: $455. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see Store Policies

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1.45″ Phosphosiderite Sphere SPR23 SOLD

Phosphosiderite Sphere
1.45″ Phosphosiderite Sphere, So. Dakota
Phosphosiderite Sphere
1.45″ Phosphosiderite Sphere, So. Dakota

Here’s an unusual sphere. It is made of phosphosiderite from So. Dakota.

It is pink to very light purplish and it has some pale yellow patterns and lines (very hard to see).

Dale made the sphere and gave it a nice polish. There is some insignificant porosity.

The sphere has 1.45″ diameter  (36.9 mm) and it weighs about 2.28 oz. Origin: So Dakota.

Price: $55.00. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see Store Policies

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1.4″ Sonora Sunset Sphere Chrysoprase Cuprite SPR32

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Sonora sunset Sphere
1.4″ Sonora sunset Sphere
  • Dale, theSphereMaker, made this exquisite sphere from the outstanding material, Sonora Sunset, from Sonora, Mexico (some people call it Sonora Sunrise; either way it is beautiful).
  • The main material is cuprite (red) and chrysocolla in various shades of green and turquoise. The colors are magnificent.
  • There is another metal that I have not seen before in this material. My best guess is that this metal is silver.
  • This chrysocolla cuprite or Sonora Sunset or Sonora Sunrise sphere is of very high quality of material and its workmanship is outstanding.
  • This Chrysocolla Cuprite or Sonora Sunset sphere is rare and an outstanding collector’s item.
  • Its approximate weight is about 3 oz, and it has about 1.4″ diameter or 36 mm.
  • Origin: Mexico. See more photos of this sphere.
  • Price: $295.00. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see  StorePolicies

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1.75″ Blue Aragonite Sphere SPR25

Blue Aragonite Sphere
1.75″ Blue Aragonite Sphere
Blue Aragonite Sphere
1.75″ Blue Aragonite Sphere

This blue aragonite sphere is the real thing! It is translucent with awesome color and absolutely gorgeous banded patterns. A section of the sphere consists of matrix and even that is pretty.

Blue aragonite in the market is not always what it seems to be. More often than not it is dyed white aragonite or blue calcite and they are cheap.

Dale made this sphere from Chinese aragonite And he did a superb job. The sphere is smooth and very shiny.

The sphere has 1.75″ diameter and it weighs about 4.59 oz. See more photos of this sphere.

Price: $235.00. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see Store Policies

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1.93″ Stichtite Serpentine Sphere SPR29 

Stichtite Sphere
1.93″ Stichtite Sphere

Here is an outstanding sphere; it is rare and exotic purple and silky stichtite with serpentine. 

Stichtite is indeed very rare and occurs at only two or three locations with most of it in Tasmania.

Dale, made this sphere and he did an outstanding job. The sphere is smooth and it has a great polish

This stichtite sphere has about 1.93″ diameter (49.2 mm). It has beautiful bluish-purple color and some pinkish-purple with veins of green serpentine.

Origin: So. Africa. See more photos of this sphere.

Price:$285.00. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see Store Policies

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2.55″ Stichtite Serpentine Sphere SPR30

Stichtite Sphere So. Africa
2.55″ Stichtite Sphere So. Africa

Here is an outstanding sphere; it is rare and exotic purple and silky stichtite with serpentine. 

Stichtite is indeed very rare and occurs at only two or three locations with most of it in Tasmania.

Dale, made this sphere and he did an outstanding job. The sphere is smooth and it has a great polish. There are some surface imperfections and insignificant fractures.

This stichtite sphere has about 2.55″ diameter (64.9 mm). It has beautiful pinkish-purple color and veins of olive green serpentine.

Origin: So. Africa. See more photos of this sphere.

Price:$585.00. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see Store Policies

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