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Septarian (aka Septerye or Dragonstone)

Septarian is a very unique stone found in only a few places on earth. In the USA Septarians are found near Zion
National Park in Southern Utah. They are also found in Mahajanga in Madagascar and Morocco.
They were formed in an ancient sea floors during the Cretaceous Period (50-70 million years ago). As they
weathered out of the gray or tan clay hills, one at a time, they could be picked up on the surface. Now bulldozers
are required for their excavation, usually 20-30 feet underground. Septarian nodules are unusual to look at and
can vary considerably in color and shape.

In contrast to most geodes, which are volcanic in nature,   Septarians are a form of sedimentary geode. They
formed on sea beds millions of years ago and, when they dried out, they cracked and formed hollow interiors. The
interiors usually become either partly or completely full with other minerals, such as calcite, giving Septarian its
unusual texture and features. Volcanic eruptions killed the sea life and they became  trapped in the sediment and
formed mud balls, the ocean receded and the balls were left to dry and crack. The ocean returned depositing
more shell life above them. As this decomposed, calcite from shells was carried down into the cracks of the mud
balls, calcite crystals formed. A thin wall of calcite was transformed into Aragonite dividing the Bentonite clay
(shale) exteriors from the calcite centers. Because of this dividing wall (septum in Latin) the geodes are called
Septarians.

Yellow centers - Calcite                    Brown lines - Aragonite
Gray rock - Bentonite                     White or clear – Barite

Septarian is also known as 'Dragon Stone' Its name 'Dragon Stone' comes from an old Malagasy legend.
It is said that when the 'Dragons' died out they fossilized & became part of the sea bed that later became
Septereye/Septarian & it is this formation that resembles the 'Scales of Dragons' !!
Septarian concretions or Septarian nodules, are concretions containing angular cavities or cracks, which are
called "septaria". The word comes from the Latin word septum; "partion", and refers to the cracks/separations in
this kind of rock. One occasionally finds the erroneous explanation that it comes from the Latin word for "seven",
septem, referring to the number of cracks that commonly occur, but this is incorrect. Septarians may have
openings called Vugs ranging in size from large to small, large being cavernous and small being pencil tip size.

The finest quality Septarian comes from Utah
Item # MSEP02144932
Polished Septarian "Flaming Eights"
Matched Pair from Morocco
$39.00
Polished Septarian Nodule Pair from Morocco with the faces showing figure eights
looking like they are on fire! A unique and  excellent example of the artistic Moroccan
Septarian! (these remind me of the old Ford V8 hood ornaments)

This specimen pair weighs 7.7 oz or 0.48 Lbs (219g)
and each half measures 2.6 x 2.2 x 0.73 inches (68 x 56.7 x 18.8 mm)
Item # SEP01137826
Rare XL Rough Utah Dogtooth
Calcite Septarian Geode Half

$177.00
Rare XL Rough Utah Dogtooth
Calcite Septarian Geode Half
This exceptional Septarian geode is
one of the most impressive you'll find.  
It features a deep cavity full of extra
large and nicely terminated golden
dogtooth calcite. This is the most
sought after Septarian variation which
has large dogtooth calcite crystal lined
cavities. It has some exceptional
crystal formations that form in these
amazing stones!  This is a beautiful
natural display piece!

This specimen weighs
7 lbs 13oz or 7.86 lbs (3560g)
and measures
7.5 x 5.7 x 3.8 inches
(19.2 x 14.6 x 9.7cm)
Item # 1SEP011300211
Rare XL Polished Face Utah Septarian
Geode

$295.00
Rare XL Polished Face Rounded
Edge Utah Septarian Geode
This exquisite Septarian geode is an excellent
display piece! It features a deep cavity full of
large and nicely terminated golden calcite.
This piece is from our personal collection and
adorned our fireplace mantle for years. It's
also cut with a flat base for display without a
stand. This is a really stunning display
specimen loaded with crystals! Some of the
Aragonite that loops toward the crystal vug on
the bottom left is recessed and not fully
solidified as can be seen in the photos. For
us, this makes this a more interesting and
rare specimen.

This specimen weighs
8.83 Lbs or 8lbs,13oz (4000g)

and measures
7.7 x 6 x 3.75 inches
(19.6 x 15.2 x 9.5cm)
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Rare XL Polished Face Utah Septarian
Geode
This exquisite Septarian geode is an excellent
display piece! It features a deep cavity full of
large and nicely terminated golden calcite.
This piece is from our personal collection. It's
also cut with a flat base for display without a
stand. This is a really stunning display
specimen loaded with crystals!

This specimen weighs
4.74 lbs or 4 lbs 11oz (2150g)

and measures
6.7 x 4.5 x 2.8 inches
(17.2 x 11.6 x 7.1cm)
Item # 3SEP01131000
XL Polished Face Utah Septarian
Geode

$169.00
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Item # 6SEP011357011
Polished Utah Hollow Septarian
Nodule Free Form with Beautiful
Golden Crystals

$320.00
Gorgeous Southern Utah Polished
Hollow Septarian Geode Free Form
with Beautiful Golden Crystals.
This absolutely one of a kind exceptional
Septarian geode is one of the most
awesome pieces you'll find.  It features a
deep cavity full of large, brilliant
shimmering and nicely terminated golden
botryoidal formation dogtooth calcite.
This is the most sought after Septarian
variation which has large dogtooth calcite
crystal lined cavities This piece is cut flat
on the bottom for display. All sides are
polished except the bottom.
"Not another one like it in the World"

This piece weighs
4 lbs 2 oz or 4.17 lbs (1890g)
and measures
4.5 x 5.9 x 2.8 inches
(11.4 x 15 x 7.2cm)
Item # 7SEP011357011
Southern Utah Polished Septarian
Nodule Stand-up Half

$79.00
Southern Utah Polished Septarian Nodule Stand-up Half with Pretty
Dark Aragonite Around the Crystal Center

This is a very nice Septarian nodule with an interesting pattern that almost looks
like a weird fish. Very brilliant golden calcite formation shows lots of depth with a
nice blend of light and dark golden calcite.
This piece is cut flat on the bottom for display. The face is polished,the bottom
and back are not polished.


This piece weighs 1 lbs 4 oz or 1.26 lbs (570g)
and measures 4.3 x 3.1 x 1.9 inches (10.9 x 7.8 x 4.8cm)
Item # 9SEP01132000
Polished Utah Septarian Geode
Partial Dome with Exceptional
Golden Calcite Crystals

$225.00
Polished  Utah Septarian Geode
Partial Dome with Exceptional
Golden Calcite Crystals.
This is another one of a kind exceptional
Septarian geode and is one of the most
stunning pieces you'll find.  It features a
deep cavity full of large and nicely
terminated golden botryoidal formations
dogtooth calcite.
This is the most sought after Septarian
variation which has large dogtooth calcite
crystal lined cavities This piece is cut flat
on the bottom for display. top and front  
sides are polished , the back is not and  
the bottom has a grey felt pad.
"Not another one like it in the World
"

This piece weighs
2 lbs 7.5 oz or 2.48 lbs (1120g)
and measures
5.3 x 2.5 x 3.6 inches (13.5 x 6.3 x 9.2cm)
Back is Natural
Grey Felt on Bottom
Septarian Spheres
Item # 17SEP03130065
Polished Septarian
Nodule with Nice
Barite Crystal Vug
"Banshee"

$169.00

Beautiful Septarian Nodule with a nice Barite Crystal vug. The center shows
well,  containing yellow radiating calcite crystals. This piece was hand cut and
polished in Orderville, Utah by one of Utah's best! An excellent example of the
fine Utah Septarian!...the "Banshee"

This specimen weighs 76oz or 4.74lbs (2154g)
and measures 6.3 x 5.3 x 2.6 inches (16 x 13.6 x 6.6cm)
Item # 10SEP03130104
Polished Septarian
Nodule with Nice Barite
Crystal and Calcite Vug

$79.00

Beautiful Septarian Nodule with nice and rare Barite
Crystals. The yellow calcite also has a small vug in its
crystals. This piece was hand cut and polished in
Orderville, Utah by one of Utah's best! An excellent
example of the fine Utah Septarian!

This specimen weighs 32.8oz or 2lbs (931g)
measures 5.1 x 3.8 x 1.8 inches (13.1 x 9.9 x 4.7cm)
Item # 11SEP03130124
Polished Septarian
Nodule with Rare Smoky
Barite Crystal  

$85.00

Beautiful Septarian Nodule with a rare Smoky Barite
Crystal, and clear Barite crystals as well. The yellow
calcite also has a small vug in its crystals. This piece was
hand cut and polished in Orderville, Utah by one of Utah's
best! An excellent example of the fine Utah Septarian!

This specimen weighs 35.2oz or 2.2lbs (999g)
measures 6 x 4.1 x 1.7 inches (15.3 x 10.6 x 4.3cm)
Item # 12SEP03130165
XL Polished Septarian
Nodule with Barite
Crystals  

$112.00

Beautiful XL Septarian Nodule with nice and rare Barite
Crystals. This piece was hand cut and polished in
Orderville, Utah by one of Utah's best! An excellent
example of the fine Utah Septarian!

This specimen weighs 70.9oz or 4.4lbs (2010g)
measures 6.3 x 4.9 x 2.5 inches (16 x 12.6 x 6.3cm)
Item # 13SEP03130106
XL Polished Septarian
Nodule with Smoky
Barite Crystal  and
Calcite Vug

$120.00

Beautiful Septarian Nodule with a rare Smoky Barite
Crystal. This piece was hand cut and polished in
Orderville, Utah by one of Utah's best! An excellent
example of the fine Utah Septarian!

This specimen weighs 57.4oz or 3.59lbs (1629g)
measures 5.9 x 4.7 x 2.4 inches (14.9 x 12.1 x 6.2cm)
Item # 14SEP03130155
Polished Septarian
Nodule with Barite
Crystal

$105.00

Beautiful Septarian Nodule with nice and rare Barite
Crystals. This piece was hand cut and polished in
Orderville, Utah by one of Utah's best! An excellent
example of the fine Utah Septarian!

This specimen weighs 51.7oz or 3.23lbs (1468g)
measures 5.4 x 4.4 x 2.4 inches (13.8 x 11.3 x 6.1cm)
Item # 15SEP03130255
Polished Septarian
Nodule with Barite
Crystals and a Small Vug

$110.00

Beautiful Septarian Nodule with nice and rare Barite
Crystals and a small vug. This piece was hand cut and
polished in Orderville, Utah by one of Utah's best! An
excellent example of the fine Utah Septarian!

This specimen weighs 48oz or 3lbs (1362g)
measures 5.4 x 4.6 x 2.4 inches (13.9 x 11.7 x 6.2cm)
Item # 18SEPS03130154
Polished and Thick XL
Septarian Slab with
Barite Crystals

$89.00

Thick (almost 1/2") and Translucent Septarian Slab with
nice and rare Barite Crystals. This piece was hand cut and
polished in Orderville, Utah by one of Utah's best! An
excellent example of the fine Utah Septarian!

This specimen weighs 22.4oz or 1.4lbs (637g)
measures 8.2 x 5.1 x 0.45 inches (20.8 x 13 x 1.18cm)
Item # SEP11140598
Polished Septarian
Nodule from Morocco

$20.00

Beautiful polished Septarian Nodule from Morocco.  This
unique specimen shows two flaming figure eights.

This specimen weighs 8.7oz or .5 lbs (247 g)
measures 3.8 x 2.6 x 0.9 inches (9.8 x 6.7 x 2.3 cm)
Item # 19SEPS03130254
Polished and Thick XL
Septarian Slab with
Barite Crystals

$70.00

Thick (almost 1/2") Septarian Slab with nice and rare
Barite Crystals. This piece was hand cut and polished in
Orderville, Utah by one of Utah's best! An excellent
example of the fine Utah Septarian!

This specimen weighs 19.7oz or 1.23lbs (558g)
measures 7.4 x 4.5 x 0.49 inches (18.9 x 11.6 x 1.25cm)