Utah Rainbow Jasper

Utah Rainbow Jasper

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.

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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!

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12 lbs piece of Utah Rainbow Jasper showing lots of agate.

Utah Rainbow Jasper

Utah Rainbow Jasper

Oregonite

Oregonite

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.

Indian Blanket Jasper

Indian Blanket Jasper

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.

Indian Blanket Jasper

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