6.3" Polished, Colorful Jasper Egg - Madagascar

This is a beautiful piece of jasper that has been polished into the shape of an egg. This colorful material is found in the deserts of Madagascar.

Comes with the pictured display stand.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Jasper
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
6.3" tall, 4.5" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#172777