The white-thighed hornbill is a large and highly vocal bird, with a long, slightly decurved beak, topped with a large and distinctive growth known as a casque. The function of this strange structure is debated, though it may provide support for the long beak, help in attracting a mate, or serve to amplify the bird’s raucous call.
This White Horn bird skull has chosen a throne to call home on a very unique ONE OF A KIND mineral from Brazil thats made of a matrix of Green Tourmaline and Quartz.
Considered first and foremost a gemstone, Tourmaline has many industrial, scientific and technological uses. One of the attributes of Tourmaline is that it can induce electrical charges by applying pressure against the vertical axis. This special quality is known as piezoelectricity and other minerals such as quartz also have this attribute. Tourmaline can also have the attribute of *pyroelectricity*, this is similar to a battery, where one end of the mineral has a negative charge and the opposite end has a positive charge. (soooO science geekin cool!!!!,)
No Tourmaline piece is ever exactly alike. In this exceptionally large and OOAK mineral matrix, there are several types of quartz as well.
The tourmaline grows out from every part of this magnificent mineral. Most of the tourmaline is green but there are small pockets of blue & black as well.
The crystallography of Gypsum can be seen on the *coral like* bottom of this stone. In a small number of "Gypsum" specimens, water gets trapped inside a crystal in a hollow channel while the crystal forms. When such a crystal is rotated, a water "bubble" moves around inside it toward the lowest point in the channel. Such specimens are considered a **mineralogical oddity**, and are sought by collectors *)
This amazing stone is filled with earths natural colors and displays the movements of the sand it once sat on and the waves of air pushing the sand that helped create the weaving crystals on its bottom.
This giant mineral is incredibly drusey all over!! Watch the natural light hit this stone and have it shimmer before your eyes with all its dancing colors.
The bird skull is not permanently attached and be can rearranged on its magnificent nest, making it very versatile. (also safe to ship!)
Together these two pieces make an amazing work of art and would be a great addition to any home, or as an AHmazing gift!!! ;)
Stone measures 7"L x 4"W x 3.5"H and weighs over 2lbs!!!
Bird Skull measures 6"L x 1.5"W x 2.5"H
EarthSeaWarrior greatly values wildlife and sealife and would never intentionally harm a living creature for the purpose of our creations. Our "real" specimens come from different sources that have ethically collected the animal after it died and sold it as a means to recycle what is left behind.
All ESW designs are created by our lil warrior army. A lot of love and a ton of time goes into deconstructing each piece and then reconstructing it into the creations you see. Every ESW design is original and almost all are One-of-a-Kind collectors pieces. Their value is calculated by the rarity, age, history, condition, cost of all materials, labor, and the overall demand for pieces from that collection. All purchases are beautifully wrapped and securely packaged with the utmost care and extra charm (*