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MOQUI MARBLES
FROM UTAH, USA

Moqui Marbles are concretions found in the sandstone, consisting of sandstone cemented together by hematite (Fe2O3), and goethite (FeOOH).
Also known as Shaman Stones and Moqui Balls.

They are believed to represent an extension of Hopi Native American traditions regarding ancestor worship ("moqui" translates to "the dead" in the Hopi language). Informally, they are called "Moqui marbles" after the local Moqui native American tribe. These concretions weather out of outcrops of the Navajo Sandstone within south-central and southeastern Utah within an area extending from Zion National Park eastward to Arches and Canyonland national parks.

The iron oxide concretions found in the Navajo Sandstone exhibit a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Their shape ranges from spheres to discs; buttons; spiked balls; cylindrical hollow pipe-like forms; and other odd shapes. Although many of these concretions are fused together like soap bubbles, many more also occur as isolated concretions, which range in diameter from the size of peas to baseballs. The surface of these spherical concretions can range from being very rough to quite smooth. Some of the concretions are grooved spheres with ridges around their circumference.

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#MQ-5a. "Male" Moqui Marbles, each unique, approx. 2" - 2.5" in size. Some look like flying saucers, some are down-right freaky looking! $9.95 each

 


#MQ-5b. "Male" Moqui Marbles, each unique, approx. 1.8"in size. Some look like flying saucers, some are down-right freaky looking! $8.95 each

 


#MQ-4 Mini Moqui Marbles, each unique, approx. 0.85" - 1" in size each. Sold in pairs. $4.95 per pair

 


 

 

 


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