Kambaba Jasper Polished Nugget, 17g, Kambaba Agate, Crocodile Stone, Nebula Stone, 1 x 3/4 x 5/8" (25x 20 x 15mm)

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Kambaba jasper, polished, one piece as shown. Also called crocodile stone, and sometimes misnamed nebula stone, or kambaba agate.

Weight: 17.11g
Shape: irregular triangular bar
Dimensions: 1 x 3/4 x 5/8" (25x 20 x 15mm)

This kambaba nugget is suitable to be a rough pendant if wrapped or drilled. It is large enough to be a palm stone, a collection specimen, or further worked into beads or perhaps a cabochon. This piece has several large black orbs in an attractive pattern all over the stone.

I hand shaped and tumble polished this piece. All the edges and corners are smooth and tumble polished to a low gloss finish.

Kambaba stone is green and black and has many circular shapes in it. There are some similar materials commonly confused between each other. "Kambaba" is not a formal mineral name; it is more of a marketing term, but geologically there is some clarification on the nature and sources of this mineral on mindat.org.

Among the materials called Kambaba and other names, there is stromatolitic (fossilized algae) sedimentary material, and there is also some orbicular (round shapes) granites, and other igneous and metamorphic materials that form similar patterns and colors. These materials come from different places, including South Africa, Madagascar, and southern North America. Some material is a mixture of quartz, anorthoclase, riebeckite, and aegirine. Some material may also contain zircon, dumortierite, arfedsonite, and probably other things. I have not done a scientific analysis of this material, and I do not know it's exact origins.

Please feel free to convo me if you would like any piece polished to a high gloss or a custom cut piece.


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VAT - Please note that Etsy (not me) has posted prices as VAT included "where applicable" when showing prices. I am a US seller, not VAT registered and cannot by law collect VAT or duties. All pricing is minus VAT or duties. If your country charges VAT, duties or delivery fees, these are your responsibility. Please check with your local postal authorities for estimates of any additional costs you may have when importing from the US. You may be charged VAT when your item arrives. Contact me to cancel promptly if necessary.

Slab Polishing Service Polishing services are available. Add the service below to your cart and indicate which side(s) you wish polished in the "Note to Seller" when you make your purchase. Polishing can take up to 2 weeks depending on my workload. Polishing Service: https://www.etsy.com/listing/226104017/slab-full-polish-one-side-polishing

I am happy to discuss any of the following customizations: - splitting large pieces - set or volume discounts - consultation on buying or selling Larimar or other colored stones lapidary treatments such as: - tumble-polishing - flat polishing - drilling - simple engraving e.g. calligraphy, monogramming, etc. - cabochon making I do not make faceted gems at this time although this is a future plan.

I have compiled notes on Larimar quality and buying, which is available in my store for $10. It can help answer questions and give you a general background that helps you to ask good questions and make good Larimar buying decisions: https://www.etsy.com/listing/263743472/larimar-quality-and-buying-notes-a-guide It is 30+ pages of practical, detailed, useful information with updated pricing tables (Mar 2016)

The more valuable a mineral is, the more important it is to know where it came from, for several reasons including identification, avoiding conflict mineral sources, rarity, and valuation. Where at all possible, I identify the source of items in my store. If I do not know, I will state "unknown", or, in the case of less valuable material, I may not mention the source. However, I will mention the source for less valuable minerals if I do know. For example, amethyst and jasper are common materials, but quality and characteristics vary from source to source, therefore, I will say, for example, if it is Brazilian amethyst, or Mexican jasper. I do not guess or assume where my specimens come from, and only say if I am certain.

There are many ways of doctoring images to make material look more valuable. Here's how and why I don't do this. Like sourcing, the more valuable a mineral, the greater importance to preserve the integrity of information used to sell the material. Bottom line, alterations can't ethically make the material look like a different value than it actually is. My photos put the material in its best light, but do not cross the line of misvaluation. I alter my photos as little as possible: cropping and enlarging, and rarely, compression (removing the extraneous light and dark ranges to repair less-than perfect lighting). Pieces are mostly photograhed wet and sometimes backlit. Although these are natural effects, the same ethics apply.

VAT - Please note that Etsy (not me) has posted prices as VAT included "where applicable" when showing prices. I am a US seller, not VAT registered and cannot by law collect VAT or duties. All pricing is minus VAT or duties. If your country charges VAT, duties or delivery fees, these are your responsibility. Please check with your local postal authorities for estimates of any additional costs you may have when importing from the US. You may be charged VAT when your item arrives. Contact me to cancel promptly if necessary.

Slab Polishing Service Polishing services are available. Add the service below to your cart and indicate which side(s) you wish polished in the "Note to Seller" when you make your purchase. Polishing can take up to 2 weeks depending on my workload. Polishing Service: https://www.etsy.com/listing/226104017/slab-full-polish-one-side-polishing

I am happy to discuss any of the following customizations: - splitting large pieces - set or volume discounts - consultation on buying or selling Larimar or other colored stones lapidary treatments such as: - tumble-polishing - flat polishing - drilling - simple engraving e.g. calligraphy, monogramming, etc. - cabochon making I do not make faceted gems at this time although this is a future plan.

I have compiled notes on Larimar quality and buying, which is available in my store for $10. It can help answer questions and give you a general background that helps you to ask good questions and make good Larimar buying decisions: https://www.etsy.com/listing/263743472/larimar-quality-and-buying-notes-a-guide It is 30+ pages of practical, detailed, useful information with updated pricing tables (Mar 2016)

The more valuable a mineral is, the more important it is to know where it came from, for several reasons including identification, avoiding conflict mineral sources, rarity, and valuation. Where at all possible, I identify the source of items in my store. If I do not know, I will state "unknown", or, in the case of less valuable material, I may not mention the source. However, I will mention the source for less valuable minerals if I do know. For example, amethyst and jasper are common materials, but quality and characteristics vary from source to source, therefore, I will say, for example, if it is Brazilian amethyst, or Mexican jasper. I do not guess or assume where my specimens come from, and only say if I am certain.

There are many ways of doctoring images to make material look more valuable. Here's how and why I don't do this. Like sourcing, the more valuable a mineral, the greater importance to preserve the integrity of information used to sell the material. Bottom line, alterations can't ethically make the material look like a different value than it actually is. My photos put the material in its best light, but do not cross the line of misvaluation. I alter my photos as little as possible: cropping and enlarging, and rarely, compression (removing the extraneous light and dark ranges to repair less-than perfect lighting). Pieces are mostly photograhed wet and sometimes backlit. Although these are natural effects, the same ethics apply.


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