4.5" Wide, Polished Red Flower Jasper - Namibia

This is a unique, hand polished piece of Red Flower Jasper that was collected, shaped and polished in Namibia, Africa. This specimen features spots of red jasper that are interrupted by pockets of white-blue agate.

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 higher concentration of impurities mixed with silica/quartz. Like agate it may form in a wide 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.

Quartz var. Jasper
Skeleton Coast, Namibia, Africa
4.5 x 2.4"