Stromatolite

Stromatolite

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per stone

Patient Strength

Be resilient and calmly overcome challenges. Understand connections and see solutions. Show others how to live with dignity and respect. Be a good steward of the planet and all its lifeforms. Let Stromatolite inspire you to create a better future!

OriginPeru
PolishShiny & Smooth
QualityAA (quality chart)
ShapeIrregular Polished Shapes
TransparencyOpaque
Average SizeVaries (size chart)
Average WeightVaries
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Stromatolite Healing Properties

Ethically Sourced Stromatolite

Know where your crystals come from

This Stromatolite comes from artisanal miners in Puna, Peru.  Artisanal mining is largely unregulated in the region, but the mine would have a low environmental impact and be relatively safe for miners.

Learn More About Ethical Mining

This mine and lapidary is a family-run business in Peru that specializes in hand-polished stones. One brother is in charge of the mining, exporting and sales. The other brother manages the lapidary in Lima, Peru. The business sells exclusively at gem shows in France, Germany and the United States.

Learn More About Ethical Lapidaries

I first met the owner of the mine and lapidary at the 2014 Tucson Gem Show. At that time, he was set up with a single table and the only major Gem Show he attended was in Tucson. While most lapidaries sell their polished stones in pre-packaged bags by the pound or kilo, this seller allowed me to cherry pick through his stock and buy only the best. Since then, his spot in Tucson has expanded to four tables under a tent and he now sells at two of the major European shows. It has been fun to watch our businesses grow. Every Tucson Show, we go out to dinner and eat Peruvian food together.

  • Mine-to-Market

  • Family Business

  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

  • Lower Safety Risk for Miners
What is Ethical Sourcing?

Stromatolite Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published July 2015  •  Updated July 2022  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Stromatolite is a fascinating fossil that shows us the very beginning of life on earth.  While it may look like nothing more than swirls and spots, it actually is a fossilized version of a colony of blue-green algae.  In a few precious locations, “living rocks” have been found where the algae colonies are still growing and thriving.  Two of the more accessible locations in which to see them are Shark’s Bay, Australia and the Bahamas.  Even though it is generally considered an ancient organism and an ancient fossil, new algae colonies can form today in the right conditions.  Stromatolite encourages us to love biodiversity and to be fiercely protective of the planet. […]

Tumbled Stromatolite

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Stromatolite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Color: Brown with black fossil markings.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.

Learn About Safe Handling

Shipping

All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

18 reviews for Stromatolite

  1. Donielle B. (Pennsylvania)

    Love the pattern. Beautiful. Thank you so much.

  2. Sylvia L. (Colorado)

    Even better in person! I’m very happy with this purchase as well as with all of the other stones I’ve received from this shop. I highly recommend!

  3. Beth S. (Kentucky) (verified owner)

    The Stromatolite may not be flashy but it’s beautiful, and even more so when I remember that they’re made by primeval, very simple, very very ancient living beings. Its polish is outstandingly pleasing to touch and hold, soothing and calming.

  4. redpoet4929 (verified owner)

    It seems like a while since you sent me this incredible stone. It’s history, as we used to say, blows my mind. It’s like having a bit of earth’s earliest days all of my own. It is a very powerful and wondrous stone, not to mention beautiful.

  5. Candace W. (New York) (verified owner)

    I absolutely adore the stromatolite and everything else you sent over in the last group! Your stones are by far the most beautiful and trusted. Thank you !!

  6. redpoet4929 (verified owner)

    What an incredible “stone” or fossil of the oldest living life form on the planet (and still not extinct). I love the one Julie picked for me. I feel a very real, deep, and ancient attachment to it. Now I am spending time studying them. Their history is incredible.

  7. Carol E. (New York) (verified owner)

    Crystal is better than pictured. Good size. Vibrates with energy. Georgeous

  8. Cynthia A (New Mexico) (verified owner)

    Everything is gorgeous and the cards are informative! Thank you so much!

  9. Janine L. (Virginia) (verified owner)

    Very cool stones.

  10. Frank B. (California) (verified owner)

    thanks

  11. Carrie X. (Washington) (verified owner)

    Every time and Every stone arrives in a very timely fashion and Beautifully and Carefully packaged. I Definitely recommend this seller!
    Thank you very much

  12. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    Awesome and fascinating little fossil! I love the swirly patterns! Awesome customer service as always! Thank you!

  13. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    I love the swirly patterns on the stromatolite! I love that this stone is actually a fossil! Really cool!

  14. Barbara F. (California) (verified owner)

    Delightful sale: high-quality stones & very collaborative seller. A++ to Julie!

  15. Debra M. (Texas) (verified owner)

    beautiful thank you

  16. RHA (verified owner)

    Being an Infection Preventionist I found this an interesting web page to read! I’m going to order one of these stones and keep it with me at work!!!

  17. Wendy K. (New Hampshire) (verified owner)

    Beautiful stones. My daughter loves them and their history. Fast shipping. TY!

  18. Marcia D. (California) (verified owner)

    I love fossils, and this is a fascinating and beautiful one.

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