Archean Butterstone


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You are most likely asking yourself "What is Archean Butterstone?" Is it animal, vegetable or mineral? Is it edible, something high in saturated fat or someone's old chattahoochee? The answers are no, no, yes, no, no and no. ; > )

Archean Butterstone is a rock that came from the Greenstone Belt of Southern Africa. This rock was formed over 2500 million years ago. (So long ago that it's very hard for us to fathom).

It is named "Archean" because it came from the Archean Period, a time that spanned from 4500 million years ago (the beginning of the planets) up to the start of the Proterozoic Era which was 2500 million years ago.

If you want to experience holding a piece of ancient history that is REAL OLD, think about the times back then and what the rock's humbling beginnings may have been like, now is your chance. This rock predates dinosaurs.

This old rock comes in a corrugated box (from this era) along with a historical background leaflet.

For $10 (including shipping), you can own a piece of rock that formed over 2500 million years ago! When we say "own a piece of the rock", we aren't talking about insurance or investments. Then again, it could turn into a sound investment!

All of the Archean Butterstones are similar. They vary only slightly in shape and coloration. To make my life easier, I am going to keep the same picture. Thank you for understanding.

Rock Specs:
Length: 2 1/2" (longest side)
Width: 1 3/4" (longest side)
Circumference: 7 " (at widest part):
Weight: 7.0 ounces

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