Jasper is a collective name for different types of quartz. The stones are by definition opaque and can have different stripes, colors and patterns. Due to its great hardness, Jasper can be used well for making things, carving it or polishing it.

Where is Jasper found?

Jasper is found in many different places around the world. Did you know that Jasper can even be found in the Netherlands? The main sites next to Indonesia are; India, Mexico, Germany, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Egypt, France and America.

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What types of Jasper are there?

As described earlier, Jasper is actually a collective name for opaque quartz stones. There are therefore many types of Jasper that are also known in their own right. For example, think of Olivine, Green Agate, Serpentine and Nephrite. Stones that are difficult to identify are often given the name Jasper, for example Flower Jasper, Dalmatian Jasper, Moligano Jasper, Yellow Jasper, Red Jasper, Polychrome Jasper or Leopard Jasper.

Where do the colors of Jasper come from?

As with petrified wood , the colors of Jasper depend on the connection that the quartz has entered into with the minerals that were nearby. For example, there are the colors Yellow (Iron hydroxide), Green (Iron silicate), Red (Iron oxide) and Brown (a combination of yellow, green and red).

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