Pair of Moqui Marbles from Utah; Moqui Balls, Hopi Marbles and Shaman Stones


These Moqui Marbes ( also called Moqui Balls, Hopi Marbles and Shaman Stones) are marble-like concretions having a sandstone center encased in an iron oxide shell. These geological oddities can be found the surface of the iron rich Navajo sandstone in southern Utah's Zion and Capitol national parks, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Snow Canyon State Park and the Moab area.

The marbles accumulate after the softer surrounding sandstone erodes away leaving the much harder concretion behind. They are mostly smooth, and are elliptical or round balls.

In the US, they are commonly called Moqui Marbles after the Moqui (Hopi) Indians who inhabited the lands where they are found. Found during the excavation of ancient ruins around the world, some archeologists believe they have been used for centuries by Shamans and other mystics.

Size: the larger stone is 1.53-1.58" and the smaller stone is 1-1.3"

Total Weight: 104.3 grams

The pair shown in the photos is the Exact item you'll receive. This listing also also includes a burlap bag for holding the stones.

Note that all my photos were taken using full spectrum lighting, which does fairly well in replicating natural sunlight, without any filter and the photos are unaltered, other than sizing them for Etsy.


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