Owyhee Picture Jasper Sphere


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This beautiful old stock Owyhee (pronounced Oh-WAH-hee) Picture Jasper material was mined in the 1960’s-1970″s in the rugged Owyhee mountain area in Malheur County in eastern Oregon, USA.   It has become increasingly rare, because mechanized removal equipment is no longer permitted in the specific area where it has been traditionally mined.

Diameter: 2.5″
Weight: .72 lbs/327.5 grams

AGATES and JASPERS are cryptocrystalline (microscopic crystals) varieties of quartz which occur throughout the world. Changes in the chemical conditions during crystallization cause the beautiful banding and colorations which make them so appealing. Agates are a banded, translucent variety, often named for their location or appearance, i.e. Laguna, Lace, and Fire Agate. Dendritic and moss agates are characterized by branching inclusions. Jaspers are a brightly colored, opaque variety with such colorful names as Picture and Leopard Jasper. Throughout history, agates and jaspers have been worn or carried to promote good health.  It is also thought that these wonderful stones bring success in love and friendship.



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Stone Type:

Owyhee Jasper


Oregon, USA