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Mineral: quartz
Gem: exotica jasper (aka: sci fi jasper)
Size: 36x59 mm & 34x52 mm
Carat: 99+ ct & 85+ ct
Cut: freeform cabochons
Origin: Mexico
General Info: Jasper is derived from the Anglo-French "jaspre", meaning "spotted stone". Jasper is usually formed from old sediments (or volcanic ash flows) that have been glued (and at times replaced) with silica.

Flow patterns of the original material are often easy to see. Many jaspers are know as picture jasper because they contain what appear to be small images of sand dunes, mountains, plains, and even sky. Since the original materials were likely cross bedded sediments, they often contain the structure they mimic.

Additional Information
This material is found in Mexico and is a porcelain jasper that takes a great polish. It is normally found with mauve, pink, purple and bone colored lines with "modern artish" patterns.

It is also sold under the name of sci fi jasper.

These stones cut by the author and surrounded with black agate frames.