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SL204 Imperial Jasper

SL204 Imperial Jasper

$40.00

This is a wonderful Imperial Jasper Slab from Mexico! It measures 6 3/4″ x 5″ x nearly 1/2″ and weighs nearly 1 lb. This particular slab is durable enough to cut and polish for cabochons and other projects. Take note of the last photo showing slab wet to give an idea of how it could look polished.

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Description

Imperial Jasper is considered to be one of the five fine jaspers. (The other fine jaspers are Bruneau jasper, Morrisonite, Willow Creek jasper and Blue Mountain jasper). Imperial Jasper is found about 50 miles northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico on the east side of a steep canyon. This canyon lies north of the small town of San Cristobal and its steep slopes are covered with dense vegetation. The jasper-bearing area is very large, almost 6 km long with many individual deposits, each with its own characteristics. Pink Imperial, Brown Imperial, Green Imperial, Spiderweb Imperial, Select Imperial, and Royal Imperial are all names associated with these various jasper deposits.

Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

Additional information

Weight1.00 lbs
Dimensions6.75 × 6.75 × 0.125 in

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