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Mineral: quartz
Gem: noreena jasper
Cut: freeform cabochons
Origin: Australia
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 is a relatively new material form Australia and is related to Munjina Jasper. Munjina jasper tends to be darker in color with fewer white/cream areas. It occurs in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, it is a silicified pelite (mudstone).

The top stone has porcelanite as a frame, and the bottom stone is framed with both pocelanite and black jade..