1.8" Polished Bumblebee Jasper Pocket Stones

These are pocket stones made from bumblebee jasper. The pictures are representative of the specimen(s) you will receive, so there may be some slight variation in size and color. Quantity discounts available.

Bumblebee jasper is the trade name for a vibrantly colored, fibrous calcite mined exclusively from Mount Papandayan in Indonesia. It is has very distinctive yellow, orange, and black banding resembling 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 is primarily calcite and contains very little silica.

A Note On Toxicity

Many websites list bumblebee jasper as a toxic mineral since it contains realgar, which has a high arsenic content. But, in a polished state, the realgar within bumblebee jasper is not readily absorbed through the skin. Therefore it is fairly safe to handle, though we recommend washing your hands after handling just to be on the safe side.

The real danger is to anyone cutting/ or polishing the stone or handling raw, unpolished bumblebee jasper. The dust created could easily be inhaled or ingested, which would pose a serious health risk.

The stone is polished into an oval shape and rounded on all sides. Polished stones of this size and shape are generally referred to as pocket stones since they will easily fit into a pocket. The pictures are representative of the stone you will receive, but there will be some variation in colors and patterning.

Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
10+ Pieces
Bumblebee Jasper
Calcite, Realgar & Pyrite
Mount Papandayan, West Java, Indonesia
Approximately 1.8 x 1.4 x .6"