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The BoneMasters
Featuring
The StoneCarver

Specializing in Agatized Dinosaur Bone
(a.k.a. GemBone)



FOLLOW THE LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO VIEW ITEMS FOR SALE AND ARCHIVED MATERIAL


Flame
"The Flame"
Blue Trap Earrings
Medium Size Trapezoid Earrings
≈1-9/16" x 9/16" x 1/8"
Small Polished Egg

For centuries now, scientists have been recovering the fossilized remains of dinosaurs from every corner of the earth. Our understanding of these beasts has progressed from early misconceptions of huge, slow, stupid creatures to a present day appreciation of their remarkable intelligence, grace, diversity and majesty. We are witness to the most exciting period of dinosaur discovery and awareness in human history; with stunning new finds, fantastic computer animation, and a host of new theories presented to us on a regular basis. With great pleasure, I would like to introduce you to yet another wonder in the ever unfolding dinosaur saga:


Agatized Dinosaur Bone is a unique and extremely rare form of fossilized dinosaur bone that is only found within the Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation, located on the Colorado Plateau. The latest dating of the Morrison Formation identifies it as approximately 146 to 156 million years old. The Brushy Basin was the last member of the Morrison Formation to be deposited, correlating with the Late Jurassic Age. The dinosaurs represented here include Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Camarasaurus, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, and Torvosaurus (a theropod nearly the size of Tyrannosaurus), to name just a few!

It is now illegal to collect vertebrate fossils and paleontological resources from state and federal lands. My material was bought from local rock shops who have been selling this material for decades.

The following photos are macro photographs of some of the agatized bone exhibited elsewhere in this website. The high magnification reveals the beautiful inner structure, stunning color ranges, and fantastic agatization patterns within bone. These photos are best viewed at maximum magnification. Enjoy!!


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My name is Kenneth (Ken) Kolb. I live in beautiful Moab, Utah, the heart of American dinosaur country.

As The StoneCarver, I have been working with dinosaur bone and refining my techniques for almost 40 years. Endlessly inspired by the mystery and beauty of this material, I proudly offer an exceptional variety of the finest agatized bone exquisitely crafted into jewelry, specimens, and sculpted forms.

Each item is a piece of history and a work of art. You are invited to become the curator of this rare, non-renewable natural resource. What you can now hold in the palm of your hand is truly the "Legacy of the Dinosaur!"



 
JEWELRY

Art and Jewelry provide the best opportunity to show off the truly incredible beauty of Agatized Dinosaur Bone. A specimen piece needs to be esthetically pleasing, which requires a combination of color, structure and form. Most available bone does not meet these criteria. Art and jewelry, on the other hand, allow the craftsman to work with broken blocks and shards and select the finest material from within. Fractures can be worked around, pitted regions can be avoided, and areas of poor structure or color development can be rejected. What is left is the best of the best. But even this is not enough to completely bring out the inner beauty of bone. Inspired craftsmanship and a rich, warm, lustrous polish are required to make Agatized Dinosaur Bone come alive again. Remember, this material is 146,000,000 to 156,000,000 years old!

Trapezoid Earring
Item #378
Trapezoid Earring:  ≈ 1-1/2" x 9/16"
Twist Pendant
Item #236
Twist Pendant:  ≈ 1-3/4" x 1/2"


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SCULPTURE AND ART

Shaman
Item #267
Shaman I; Shaman Figure ≈ 6" Tall

Strange Fruit
           
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SPECIMEN PIECES

Red Specimen
Item #263
Beautiful Red Specimen
Pink Beauty
Pink Beauty
Prepared by my Good Friend and Master Polisher, Mike Hankins



SALES:  PLEASE NOTE!!


I am in the process of updating my website by adding pages specifically to list items for sale (Jewelry, Polished Specimen, and Art/Sculpture). Links to these pages can be found at the bottom of each page. Over the next few weeks/months I intend to add many more items, so keep looking!

Originally, the "Gallery" pages included items for sale. However, as more items sold, it was becoming inconvenient for you, my valued viewers, to sort through the items to find something for sale. So, my "Galleries" will now be for sold material only. These galleries will allow you to view the remarkable color variety of this amazing material as well as the many ways I've worked out to present gembone to the public!

I GUARANTEE SATISFACTION AND OFFER A 7-DAY RETURN POLICY
ON ALL POLISHED WORK (MINUS S&H)


INTERNATIONAL SALES

I will ship international, but I will need to invoice you first to provide appropriate shipping charges. Most international sales will be shipped USPS Priority Mail with a small mark-up for handling.


The BoneMasters started out as a group of artisans specializing in the carving and polishing of agatized dinosaur bone. As the current economy took its toll, the other members of this website have moved on to different ventures. The StoneCarver is the only current member of this group, although hopefully that will change in the future!



A dedicated policy of ethics is followed; no material is collected from state or federal lands and no specimens are damaged in order to extract the gemstone inside. What I offer you is not just a bone, but rather a piece of history and a work of art. You are the curator of this rare, non-renewable natural resource. What you can now hold in the palm of your hand is truly the "Legacy of the Dinosaur!"                ENJOY!!!!!


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