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Stone Canyon Jasper History, Lore, Facts, Myths and Pictures

 

Jasper is from the chalcedony/quartz group. It is a microcrystalline variety of quartz that contains up to 20% foreign material. These materials are what determine the color and appearnce of the stone. Also because of the foreign materials, jasper is rarely uniform in color, it is usually multicolored, striped, and/or spotted.

Jasper runs between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs' scale.

Jasper is found in Germany, India, Russia, Pakistan, France, and USA.

Folklore:

Believed to aid in gall bladder, stomach, and kidney disorders.

 

stone canyon jasper
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See also:
Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper

Stone Canyon Jasper

A selection of rough available for custom jewelry designs.

 

 

 

 

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