Moqui Marble 1pc B023-3
This listing is for a naturally formed Moqui Marble. You will receive the exact specimen in the picture.
Measurement - 1" (2.5cm)
Little is actually known about the origins of Moqui Marbles. In the United States, most of them come from the Navajo Sandstone Formation in the state of Utah. These mostly smooth, spherical or round balls of compacted sandstone are encased in a shell of hematite. They are also referred to as "Moqui Balls", "Thunderballs" or "Shaman Stones" and come in a variety of sizes.
In the US, they are commonly called Moqui Marbles after the Moqui Indians who inhabited the lands where they are found. Found during the excavation of ancient ruins around the world, some archeologists believe they have been used for centuries by Shamans and other mystics.
According to one source, in the Hopi language, the word "moqui" means "dearly departed one." Legend says that the departed ancestors of the Hopi Indians of the Southwestern United States played games with these "marbles" in the evening when spirits are allowed to visit the earth. When the sun rises they must return to the heavens so they leave the marbles behind to let relatives know they are happy and well
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