This listing shows different sides of the small tumblestone a form of chert which is found in the Caves of Humankind in Magailesbreg, South Africa. This particular tumbled stones weighs approximately 9.2 grams and measurements taken at the widest points are approximately 23 mm x 22 mm x 16 mm.
The pictures show both sides of the tumbled stone (Please note the pictures are close ups and NOT the actual size), please note there maybe pitting or unpolished areas due to the nature of the tumbling process the tumbled stone undertakes so please check the pictures, weights and measurements properly.
UK postage for this tumblestone is FREE.
This is a new and unusual Cradle of Humankind tumblestone, a new arrival at the 2013 Tucson show. This unusual tumblestone comes from the rocks contained within the Cradle of Humankind site caves where the oldest ever human remains were been found and are steeped in history.
I haven’t had much time to work with this tumblestone but find it holds a mysterious and unusual light, slow energy, and feel it would hold many secrets from the past. I feel a great crystal to mediate with or hold during past life regression or simply a way to slip back in time?
Below is some information about the site where this tumblestone comes from:
The Cradle of Humankind Site comprises a strip of a dozen dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossillised remains of ancient forms of animals, plants and most importantly, hominids (human remains/skeletons). The dolomite in which the caves formed, started out as coral reefs growing in a warm shallow sea about 2.3 billion years ago.
As the reefs died off they were transformed into limestone which some time later was converted into dolomite. Millions of years later after the sea had receded, slightly acidic groundwater began to dissolve out calcium carbonate from the dolomite to form underground caverns. Over time the water table dropped and the underground caverns were exposed to the air. The percolation of acidic water through the dolomite also dissolved calcium carbonates out of the rock into the caverns, which formed stalactites, stalagmites and other crystalline structures. Continued erosion on the earth’s surface and dissolution of the dolomite eventually resulted in shafts or avens forming between the surface of the earth and the caverns below. Bones, stones and plants washed down these shafts into the caves; and animals and hominids fell into the caves, became trapped and died. The bone and plant remains became fossilized and along with various stones and pebbles became cemented in a hard mixture called breccia.
The tumblestone in the picture’s is the one you will receive.
Thankyou for looking.