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Rocks & Minerals -  Alabaster

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Alabaster is a name applied to varieties of two distinct materials, when used as a material:  Gypsum (ahydrous sulfate of calcium) and calcite, a carbonate of calcium, also known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster or Oriental alabaster, in geological terms is "a stalagmiticlimestone' marked with the patterns of swirling bands of cream and brown"  In general, not always, ancient Alabaster in Egypt and the Near & Middle East is calcite.  Alabaster in medieval Europe is gypsum.  Modern Alabaster is probably calcite, but may be either.  Both are easy to "work' and as both are slightly water soluble, have been used for making a variety of indoor artworks and carvings, as they will not survive long outdoors.


Owning to the characteristic color of while alabaster, the term has entered the vernacular as ametonym for white things, particularly "alabaster skin" which means very light and quite translucent, and possibly derives from the use of alabaster from tomb effigies.  (from Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#A001

Alabaster Fruit, vintage collection
$15.00 each (6 available)

Alabaster Vintage Ash Tray from Italy #AL022

Vintage Hand-Carved Alabaster Ash Tray from Italy

8"L x 8"W x 2.25"H, 4.5 lbs.

$29.00 USD

#AL001

Banded Peach Alabaster

20 lbs., 8X5x5 1/2"

$60.00 USD

#AL002

Grey Alabaster

17 lbs., approx. 10x7 1/2"

$29.00 USD

#AL003

White Italian Alabaster

24 lbs., approx. 10 1/2x9"

$40.00 USD

#AL004

White Italian Alabaster

11.5 lbs., approx. 10" x7"

$20.00 USD

Banded Sandstone for sale

#AL005

Banded Sandstone for artwork

2 1/2 lbs., approx. 8"x4 1/2"
$10.00 USD - SOLD

#AL006

Peach Swirl Alabaster

1+ lb., approx. 8"x2"
$4.00 USD -
SOLD

#AL007

Blue Grey Soapstone

12 lbs, approx. 6"x4"x8"

$30.00 USD - SOLD

Banded Sandstone for carving

#AL008

Banded Sandstone

16 lbs.,  approx. 6 1/2"x10"

$64.00 USD

#AL009

Peach Alabaster - pre-carved

10 lbs., approx 12"x7 1/2"x2"

$20.00 USD - SOLD

Peach Grey Soapstone forsale

#AL010

Peach & Grey Soapstone

9.5 lbs., approx girth 10"x6"x4"
$30.00 USD

#AL011

Soft Pink Alabaster

13.5 lbs., approx. 8"x8"x2-3"

$40.00 USD

#AL012

Italian White Alabaster

21 lbs., approx. 8"x6 1/2"

$36.00 USD

Soapstone material for carving

#AL013

Green Grey Soapstone

10 lbs., approx. 7 1/2"x5 1/2"x4"

$25.00 USD

Pink variegated alabaster for sale

#AL014

Variegated Pink Alabaster

11 lbs., approx. 9 1/2"x6"x6"

$33.00 USD

Black Alabaster For Sale

#AL015

Black Alabaster

7 lbs. 9 1/2x7"x1 1/2"

$17.00 USD

#AL016

Pre-shaped marble

8 lbs, approx. 11"hx5" wide
$15.00 USD

Black Alabaster For Sale - carving material

#AL017

Black Alabaster

13 lbs., 8"x5"x4 to 2 1/2"
$32.00 USD

Italian White Alabaster For Sale

#AL018

Italian White Alabaster

25 lbs., 13"x13"x4-1"

$43.00 USD

#AL023

Black Alabaster

49 lbs. 

(shown wet on one side)

$122.00 USD

#AL019

Misc. Grey Soapstone pieces

6 lbs. 

$11.00 USD

#AL020

Black Alabaster Block

38 lbs. block, 12"x5 1/2"x6"

$76.00 USD

#AL021

Lt. Pink (molten) Alabaster

22.5 lbs.

approx. 9.5"x9.5"x4"  

$66.00 USD

Italian Alabaster For Sale - rough materials for carving

#AL024

Italian White Alabaster

53.5 lbs.
$93.00 USD

Pink Alabaster for Master Carver for sale

#AL025

Molten Pink Alabaster

156.5 lbs. (shown wet side)

$450.00 USD - ON SALE $350.00

#AL026

Pre-carved Green variegated Alabaster (shown wet)

3.5 lbs., approx.5.5"x4.5"x30"

$15.00 USD - SOLD

#AL027

Granite (grey)

4.5 lbs., appr0x. 5"dia.x3 to 2" high

$9.00 USD

#AL028

Granite (tan/grey)

3.5 lbs.

approx 3" at point high x 3"

$7.00 USD

#AL029

Onyx Carved Donkey

3 1/2" L 3 1/2" tall 1" wide

7.6 oz

$10.00 USD

#AL030

Onyx Carved Donkey

3 1/2" L 3 1/2" tall 1" wide
$10.00 USD

Quartz Block for Carving 5518 Quartz Block w/citrine tones (not shown well in photo), 4.5lbs., 4"x3"x3", good specimen for carving
$10.00 USD
#AL031

Onyx Carved Candle Scone

8" T, 2 1/2" X 4", 2 lb 5.2 oz

$14.00 USD

 

#AL032

Onyx Carved Candle Scone

8" T, 2 1/2" X 4", 2 lb 5.2 oz

$14.00 USD

 

#AL033

16"-3 1/2-6"x1"

$7.00 USD

#AL034

Marble Slabs

7"x2 1/2"x10mm (2 available)

$4.00 USD each

#AL035

Green Variegated Marble Wedge

5 1/2"x 2 1/4"x9-1mm thick (one side polished)

$2.00 USD

#AL036

#AL036

Marble (2 lbs. 14 oz.)

1 6/16"Thickx8-1"x5"

$5.00 USD

#AL037

Marble

3/4" thick, 2-4"x3", 13 oz.

$3.00 USD

#AL038

Granite Polished Slabs

4 1/2"x3"x9m (4 available)
$4.00 USD each

#AL039

Marble Block

1 lb. 9 oz., 3"x2"x2 1/2"

$4.00 USD

 

 

 

Sorry, Bubo is not for sale; but feel free to carve another one!  

 

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