POLISHED BUMBLEBEE JASPER
Bumblebee jasper or Bumblebee stone are trade names for a vibrantly colored, fibrous calcite mined exclusively from Mount Papandayan in Indonesia. It has very distinctive yellow, orange and black banding that resembles the color patterns of a bumblebee, hence the name. The orange and yellow colors are mainly caused by finely dispersed realgar while the black bands are caused by pyrite. Technically it is not a jasper as it contains no silica, but the name has stuck.
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