Welcome to ‘Now it’s Crystal Clear’ series! This week’s topic is all about Jasper.
Known as the “Supreme Nurturer,” Jasper is a stone of grounding and stability, providing comfort and security, strength and healing. Its presence balances the aura to a level of wholeness and peace, and acts as a reminder that one is not here on the physical plane simply for oneself, but to bring joy and substance to others. [Click here for more details]
Agate Jasper – Opaque multicolored Jasper, or Jasper with banding; may also refer to a single stone with a combination of both Agate and Jasper.
Basanite – Incorrectly refers to a black, fine-grained variety of Jasper. The proper definition of Basanite is a low-grade Obsidian.
Biggs Jasper – Jasper from Biggs Junction, Oregon, with varying light and dark color brown bands and pretty formations.
Brecciated Jasper – Jasper in rounded fragments naturally cemented together in a gray material; appears similar to breccia.
Bruneau Jasper – Jasper from Bruneau Canyon, in Owyhee County, Idaho, with distinctive brown, cream, (and sometimes even red or green) banding and patterns.
Cave Creek Jasper – Reddish Jasper found near Cave Creek in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Dalmatian Jasper – pale gray, cream or beige-brown with dark spots and resembles the coat of a Dalmatian.
Deschutes Jasper – Jasper from a deposit slightly east of Biggs Junction, Oregon, near the Deschutes River, with good banding and interesting color formations.
Egyptian Jasper – Form of Orbicular Jasper with white and gray circles on a red background. It is found as rounded pebbles on the beaches of Egypt. A similar Jasper is found on the beaches of Washington state and sometimes also labelled as Egyptian Jasper.
Green Jasper – Jasper with a light to dark green color. Green Jasper differs from Prase and Plasma since it is fully opaque.
Kinradite – May be used as a synonym for Jasper, but more often refers to Orbicular Jasper with concentric rings of colorless or white Quartz.
Leopard Jasper – Leopard Jasper is a form of Orbicular Jasper with tan color rings, appearing similar to the spots of a leopard.
Morgan Hill Jasper – Jasper found in Morgan Hill, California, with small reddish and yellow “poppy” formations. Sometimes synonymous with “Poppy Jasper”.
Morrisonite – Multicolored Jasper from the Owyhee River gorge in Malheur Co., Oregon.
Moss Jasper – Form of Jasper or Chalcedony containing dense inclusions of green Hornblende that cause the pattern to resemble moss. Often used as a synonym for Moss Agate.
Ocean Jasper – Ocean Jasper is a form of Orbicular Jasper found on the coast of Madagascar with small, tight, concentric ring formations.
Opal Jasper – Opal Jasper is a form of Brecciated Jasper in which the cementing material is Opal.
Orbicular Jasper – Jasper with rounded concentric rings throughout.
Owyhee Jasper – Form of Jasper with scenic picture formations found near the Owyhee River in Oregon.
Picture Jasper – Form of Jasper with scenic picture-like formations.
Poppy Jasper – Poppy Jasper is a form of yellow Orbicular Jasper with red concentric rings.
Riband Jasper – Jasper with banded stripes, usually dark red, brown, yellow, or white bands.
Ribbon Jasper – Jasper in the form of Banded Jasper with think banded lines.
Rogueite – Green form of Jasper from the Rogue River in Oregon.
Russian Jasper – Jasper from Russia, usually with reddish spots.
Stone Canyon Jasper – Yellowish type of Jasper in the form of Brecciated Jasper from Stone Canyon (near San Miguel), California.
Wascoite – Jasper from Wasco Co., Oregon, with irregular yellow, pink, and red concentric bands.
Zebra Jasper – Dark brown Jasper with lighter brown to white colored banding streaks.