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These onyx frogs originate from beautiful stone found in the Balochistan Province of western Pakistan. The frogs were cut, lathe-turned and polished by skilled artisans in Pakistan.
Onyx is formed from dissolved carbonate minerals (usually calcite) when limestone or dolomite sediments come into contact with hot water. Heat from recent volcanic activity causes this hydrothermal alteration and the dissolved minerals are then precipitated when these fluids reach the surface. Precipitated carbonates from these hydrothermal solutions are called “flowstone,” or travertine, as well as onyx. These frogs are cut from banded onyx. Red, green, orange and brown colors result from small amounts of impurities present, making every carving unique.
These beautiful onyx frog carvings were generously donated to SAVE THE FROGS! by Nature’s Own in Boulder, Colorado. We appreciate Nature’s Own support of frog conservation and their support of a wide array of environmental efforts.
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These onyx frogs originate from beautiful stone found in the Balochistan Province of western Pakistan.