While not a true jasper, Ocean Jasper is actually a rhyolite.
This beautiful jasper is no longer available for purchase except from old stock.
When we obtained this beautiful poppy jasper several years ago it was simply labeled “New Poppy Jasper”.
Do you know any more about this beautiful poppy jasper?
Willow Creek Jasper comes from a location north of Eagle, Idaho. It is a porcelain jasper which takes an excellent polish.
Lower quality Willow Creek Jasper often contains small iron stains that can give the slab a Chicken Pox appearance as in the upper left portion of the image below.
Utah Rainbow Jasper often has areas that would be considered agate. It is sometimes referred to as a jasper/agate or “jaspagate”.
While the main colorations are brown, red and orange, it may also display yellow or green.
mossy inclusions similar to those found in moss agate may also be found in this beautiful jasper.
Although this beautiful material is called a jasper we found a 12 lbs piece that was mostly agatized when we went on our latest trip to Zion National Park. Below are a few images of that stone.
Can’t wait to slab this one out!
Stone Canyon Jasper comes from the central coastal region of California. As with much of the material that comes from California Stone Canyon Jasper is a brecciated jasper due to the earthquakes common to that region.
Royal Sahara Jasper comes from the Eastern Sahara Desert in North Africa. It is sold directly by Oasis Prospecting.
I had the opportunity to meet George and Janet at the Tucson Gem Show a couple of years in a row. They were a real pleasure to meet and great to deal with!
This is an extremely rare orbicular jasper comes from the Illinois River district in Josephine County, Oregon.
Oregonite is similar in appearance to Kinradite Jasper that comes from Marin County, California. The appearance is so similar that Kinradite is sometimes called Oregonite.
The material is somewhat fractured however it is a real pleasure to work with and takes a great polish.
Noreena Jasper comes from the Pilbara region of Western Australia, near the town of Newman.
Another beautiful jasper from Australia.
This wonderful material came from a rock shop near Tucson, Arizona that is now closed. It was simply labeled Nevada Picture Jasper.
Sure wish we could get more!!!
Named after James Morrison, Morrisonite is known as the “King of Jaspers”. This exceptionally fine porcelain jasper is an absolute pleasure to work with and takes a fabulous polish.
Morrisonite is found on the Morrison ranch located in the Owyhee mountains in Malheur county in eastern Oregon
Mookaite jasper is sometimes called Mookite, Moakite, Mookalite, Moukite, Mookerite, or Mook Jasper.
Mookaite comes from a location near the town of Carnarvon in Western Australia. It is named after Mooka Creek from which much of this beautiful material comes from.
It is a fine grained jasper that usually takes a great polish.
Mexican Porcelain Jasper also known as Exotica Jasper or Sci-Fi Jasper has, as the name implies, a very fine crystalline structure which helps to produce an exception polish.
Indian Blanket Jasper comes from Enterprise, Utah. This beautiful jasper should not be confused with Indian Blanket Stone which a completely different material altogether.
Indian Blanket Jasper varies considerably and may be made up of chert, jasper, agate or opalite.
Most of this material is not high enough quality to be used for lapidary purposes and is mostly used for landscaping rock.
There is a very small percentage of this beautiful jasper that is lapidary grade, some of which is absolutely fabulous.
Rumors abound that this material is now extinct and is no longer available however there may still some of this beautiful material being extracted at this time.
whether it is still being mined or not, high quality slabs of this beautiful jasper is difficult to obtain and may be priced accordingly.
There have been recent reports that a large amount of this material has been sent to China to be cut.
The high quality Indian Blanket Jasper and opalite takes an excellent polish.
Often called Cobra Jasper, Coquina Jasper or Elephant Jasper, Mariam Jasper is made up of fossilized shells.
This old favorite comes from a location approximately 50 miles south of Bruneau, Idaho in Owyhee County.
Bruneau Jasper containing orbs or “eggs” are considered the most valuable. This beautiful jasper takes an excellent polish.
Although first discovered by the American Indians, Biggs Jasper was rediscovered in 1964 in Biggs Junction, Oregon. There are now many claims in the area and several different varieties of Biggs Jasper being found.