Description

    Classic Tiger Iron Sphere
    Ord Ranges, Pilbara, Western Australia

    This characteristic Tiger Iron sphere looks very similar to the planet Jupiter with its Great Red Spot. It even has the same colorful wavy cloud pattern seen from images taken by Voyager 1. The upside is this piece is here on Earth and was created by natural processes billions of years ago. While the Great Red Spot has existed for approximately 300 years, this Tiger Iron's "great red spot" was created by Hematite over 2.5 billion years ago. This sphere has beautiful undulating ripples of chatoyant Tiger's Eye, black and red Hematite and Jasper, green from Riebeckite and yellow Goethite. This piece is in excellent condition and is a perfect way to display Earth's natural history.
    Overall Measurements: 6.4 inches (15.9 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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