Septarian Stone


Septarian Nodule 7cm diameter, 2 halves cut & polished

Size; 7cm diameter, each half

Weight; 420gm, both halves   Ref No 2015




Septarian Nodule 7cm diameter, 2 halves cut & polished

This Septarian Stone nodule is cut into two halves revealing the wonderful patterns inside. The patterns inside the two matching halves is quite superb with contrasting colours of grey and white. This Septarian Stone nodule is from Morocco. Septarian stones occur in various countries, ranging from the USA to Madagascar. Occasionally we see local Dorset Sectarian Stones, the largest being a metre across.

Septarian stones are limestone nodules and also known as  ‘Dragon Stones’. The actual name ‘Septarian’ comes from the latin word ‘septum‘ meaning partition, which describes the crack within the stone. They date back to  between 50 and 70 years millions of years ago during the Cretacious period. These nodules start off as balls on mud in the aftermath of volcanic eruptions. These mud balls then came to rest on the sea bed. Over time they gradually became covered in sediment and organic material, this played a crucial part. Over millions of years a crust formed, the oceans receded the mud dried and shrank, and the mineral aragonite and limestone formed. Calcite then gradually created in the remaining internal cavities. This left dramatic centres with their myriad of beautiful shapes, every one is totally unique.Back To Crystals & Minerals              Back To Minerals A-Z