Small Bauxite Beads from Nigeria

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$12.00 
SKU: GTBAFR3359ST

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Here is a 21" strand of small brick red bauxite beads from Nigeria circa 1900s. Each bead is approximately 4mm diameter x 3-4mm long (with some bigger and some smaller), with a 1mm hole. What’s "bauxite"? It is a rock, comprised of iron and aluminum, and is the primary core of aluminum.