13.5" Colorful Free-Standing, Polished Jasper/Agate (40 lbs.)

This is a colorful, 13.5" tall, polished piece of jasper from the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. The jasper bears a wide variety of colors, including hues of red, orange, gray and blue. The base of the stone has been cut flat so that it stands up on an even surface. It is quite interesting and makes for a unique piece. This specimen weighs almost 41 pounds!

Polychrome jasper (also known as desert jasper) is known as one of the rarest forms of jasper and is only mined from a single location in Madagascar. The jasper deposits are typically in ribbon like formations, and are almost always multicolored. The color presented by this mineral is commonly an earthy purple, tan and pink, however teal polychrome jasper is one of the more sought after and desired colors. Some people consider it a form of picture jasper.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Jasper/Agate
LOCATION
Ambolobozo Peninsula, Madagascar
SIZE
13.5 x 12.45 x 5", 40 lbs. 10 oz.
CATEGORY
ITEM
#198335