3.15" Polished Golden Picture Jasper Section - Nevada

This is a gorgeous, 3.15" wide section of a type of picture jasper found in Northern Humboldt County, Nevada. It features beautiful bands and swirls of golden jasper.

Jasper is a term that can be applied to an opaque variety of chalcedony (light does not pass through it) The opaqueness is due to a much larger amount of impurities mixed with silica/quartz. Like agate it may form in a huge variety of colors, and is often multi-colored. In most cases, jasper will occur when silica-rich fluids permeate throughout a soft sediment or volcanic debris deposit. The fluids then crystallize around the particles/impurities, resulting in a cementation process. Most often, the impurities present determine the coloration of the deposit following solidification, however other factors can play a role in the color of what is now considered a jasper.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Jasper
LOCATION
Northern Humboldt County, Nevada
SIZE
3.15 x 1.4", up to .65" thick
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#144957