SEPTARIAN CALCITE SPHERE
This awesome sphere has bold patterning, with golden, translucent swatches offset with deep, opaque earth tones. Yum!
Perfect to hold in meditation or for layouts and healing work. Spheres emanate energy gently out in all directions!
Septarian Calcite has always reminded me of giraffe spot patterns … they have a stoic calm and warmth about them that reminds me of Africa and the rhythm of life there on the open plains.
Septarians were formed during the Cretaceous period, 50 to 70 million years ago when the Gulf of Mexico reached what is now Southern Utah.
Decomposing sea life killed by volcanic eruptions, had a chemical attraction for the sediment around them, forming mud balls. As the ocean receded, the balls were left to dry and crack. Because of their bentonite content they also shrank at the same time trapping the cracks inside. As decomposed calcite from the shells was carried down into the cracks in the mud balls, calcite crystals formed. A thin wall of calcite was transformed into aragonite separating the bentonite heavy clay exteriors from the calcite centers. Because of this, the nodules are called septarians.
The name Septarian is derived from the Latin name, Septem, meaning seven. This relates to the fact that the mud balls cracked with 7 points in every direction, thereby creating the beautiful design.
Septarians are composed of Calcite (Yellow), Aragonite (Brown) and the Outer Grey Rock is Limestone.
Location of deposit: Madagascar, Africa
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces
|Dimensions||57 × 57 × 57 mm|