A fossilized ammonite, which makes a beautiful, golden-yellow, mountain-stone.
Mas was happy to make a daiza for this, putting the peak on top. This sits on the bookshelf above my desk.
From a Montana rockshop.
What can I say? The glitter and glitz of the casinos rising out of the high-desert .
From a rockshop, we don't remember where.
We bought this doha stone from Jerry Braswell because of the beautiful combination of the white peak over the green field. We had Jerry make the daiza.
An enjoyable stone that reminds me of coastal rocks in Northern California.
We found this stone on a beach north of Santa Cruz.
Turn it around to enjoy the colorful side. The pink is a hard surface, but perhaps it was created by algae or bacteria ?
From a Montana rockshop. This piece has a pleasing composition, but is also very decorative, though in a subtle, restrained way.
A beautiful jasper from Black Butte Lake.
Death Valley Mountain
Mas found this stone in a little creek when I took him to visit my brother in Pennsylvania for the first time. It has an excellent shape and proportions for a good suiseki, and we enjoy the flashy shine from the gold-colored flecks on the front.
This is a Coprolite, or fossilized dinosaur poop. It also is a nice mountain-shaped suiseki.
From a Montana rockshop and dinosaur museum.
The cut side shows off the coprolite mineralization. Naturally, the rock shop displayed this view, which is the one that most rock-hounds are interested in.