Hestermanite Owl

By Brian Yatsattie

Animal: Owl, Material: Hestermanite
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An outstanding form of marble called Hestermanite has been smoothly sculpted into a jet-eyed beautiful Owl by master carver Brian Yatsattie. He shared the origins of this stunning stone telling us "Hestermanite is a very rare highly mineralized marble, a massive form of "Ankerite" and was discovered in 1968 by the late James S. Hesterman. The crystal form was discovered by Austrian mineralogist, Professor M. J. Anker. The suffix "ite" means "associated with", hence the name Ankerite. Mr. Hesterman discovered the massive form, or rock, which is now officially designated as Hestermanite. The location discovered by Mr. Hesterman is the only known deposit of Hestermanite in the world. Hestermanite is found in the mountains of Pinal County, Arizona (USA) in areas with a significant limestone concentration. Colors come in red, pink, green, blue, yellow, brown and black." About 3 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide and 2 3/4" tall.

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