Fantastical beaver fetish Hand Carved from a lovely specimen of rhodochrosite with turquoise inlaid eyes. Rhodochrosite is a gorgeous semi precious gemstone with pink and white marbling and comes from the Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá, Catamarca, Argentina. Rhodochrosite actually formed in the Incan silver mines after they were abandoned in the thirteenth century. This uniquely marbled pink semi precious stone is a combination of various shades of pink, ranging from very light to a deep raspberry. A manganese ore, rhodochrosite appears in a banded pattern with various white minerals, often calcite, creating very striking designer colors. It's name is derived from the Greek words rhodon ("rose red") and chros ("color"). Rhodochrosite gem stones have a hardness of 3.5 to 4. Rhodochrosite was approved as the official state mineral of Colorado by the state representatives and senators and signed by the governor on April 17, 2002. Rhodochrosite is said to be a stone of love and soothes the heart and comforts the soul. Order this stellar pink beaver now and enjoy! (There are fizzures in this specimen of rhodochrossite which are a natural part of this stone). Signed DL. 1 3/4" long(base)- 5/8" tall- 3/8" thick. 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.