Boji Stones, Pop Rocks, Kansas Pop Rocks, Shaman Stone… A Rose By Any Other Name…

To paraphrase Shakespeare’s “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” , A Boji Stone by any other name would be a Boji Stone.

Let’s get out of the way the fact that I am completely perplexed when something from Mother Nature is trademarked. Boji Stones are the trademarked and the most well known name for these stones that are found in Kansas. They are also known as Kansas Pop Rocks, Pop Rocks, Moqui Marble (though I think Moqui Stones actually differ slightly), or Shaman Stones. The trademarked stones marketed and sold as Boji Stones are sold with their own, “birth certificate” and cost considerably more. Now that , that is out of the way, I will refer to these stones in a general way as Pop Rocks.

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