Home Décor Factors and Suggestions: This fossil is such a mesmerizing art piece that Mother Nature created herself! Add some natural beauty with a mysterious background story to your home! Use this fossil as a plate to hold your earrings and rings, or place this piece on the shelf with your collection of other fossils and minerals. This décor piece would look spectacular framed and placed on any wall in your home!
Home Décor Featuring a Fascinating Story
Legend and Lore: There are several names for this fossil! Coquina is the most common and accurate name but other names are known as well, such as script stone, cobra jasper, elephant jasper and palm jasper. Coquina is Spanish for shells, which is where one of the names comes from. Geologists are still unsure what this stone is made of. There are many beliefs as to what it is exactly composed of and whether it is a fossil or a mineral.
Fossil Formation: This fossil is tiny bits of coral and sea shells that were washed to shore millions of years ago and were layered layer upon layer into a consolidated sedimentary rock. This fossil jasper is mainly composed of the minerals calcite and phosphate that are in the shape of the shells and bits of coral.
Revealed by Man: This stone is known as the India Script stone because of where it is found. This stone is mined in India and is popularly commercialized as cabochons and other pieces of jewelry.
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of coquina jasper and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Scottsdale (4168 N. Marshall Way), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.