This piece fossilized stromatolite is agatized with vibrant bands of yellow, dark red, golden brown, and brown originated as organic matter. It also contains some clear layers of quartz. It is one of the oldest fossils dating back in the millions to billion year range. It has been cut and drilled by hand, then polished to show the beauty of the various layers. One can imagine the thousands of years that it took to form these layers, first as microbial life, then through the fossilization process.
Stromatolites are layered biochemical accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains in biofilms (specifically microbial mats), especially cyanobacteria. An example of these microbial mats can be seen in the many thermal pools in Yellowstone National Park, yet they also appear in many other environments, including some warm water oceans. Stromatolites are some of the earliest fossils ever found. Stromatolites are a major constituent of the fossil record of the first forms of life on earth. They peaked about 1.25 billion years ago.
Thickness:7 to 8 mm (tapers from 7 at top down to 8 at bottom)
Hole Size:2.5 mm
Stromatolite holds eternal knowledge. This stone takes you back to the far ages of our planet and helps you to deeply go into closely guarded ancestral secrets. An excellent support stone while going through change, stromatolite encourages you to stand in your own power so you can fulfill your soul goals on a personal and a planetary level.
This is a very soft, soothing stone with the ability to reconnect you to the primordial state of earth, the first forms of life, and your own past lives. It is excellent for seeing, physical and psychic. Stromatolite helps relieve stress, re-hydrating the body with base zero point frequency of earth’s origins.
Note: This piece is hand crafted. It is unique and will have slight variances on the measurements provided. As with all natural stones, pieces may contain cracks, pits, and natural inclusions. Holes drilled in stones can weaken the structural integrity of a piece, so please look and mount the focal bead in a way that will not put undue pressure on the stone. Please look at the photos and descriptions closely. I will sell various grades of items and price them appropriately for their quality level.