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Mineral: quartz
Gem: jellybean jasper (aka. haystack jasper)
Cut: freeform cabochon
Origin: Oregon
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
The Jellybean mine is located 2 miles west of the Owyhee river canyon is S.E. Oregon. It has multiple patternas and colors and takes and excelent polish.

Jellybean jasper has so many unique forms and colors that it is not easy to identify because of the wide variety.