Ocean Jasper slab C227 4.8 oz 5.5 x 2.5 to 1.25" x .29" thick lapidary Cabochons or Display
Ocean Jasper is a trade name for a multicolored stone from Madagascar, typically with spherical patterning. Although commonly described as an orbicular jasper, the most recent research suggests it is the mineral chalcedony instead. Some pieces have agate banding or druses of clear quartz, a coating of tiny crystals, known more commonly as "druzy".
Ocean Jasper is only found in one place, the remote northwestern corner of Madagascar, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa. However there are actually two different sources, about ten miles apart:
Marovato: The mine near the village of Marovato is directly on the shoreline. The material there comes in a wide range of colors. Kabamby: The mine near the village of Kabamby is further inland. The material there tends to be dark green and golden yellow, sometimes cream and red.
Although the mine near Kabamby is still productive, the deposits near Marovato are currently exhausted.
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