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Imperial Jasper

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Jasper is a dense, opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz.Imperial Jasper is located on an east-facing canyon some 50 miles west of Guadalajara, Mexico situated north of San Cristobal. The sides of this canyon are coated with thick foliage.  The 3 ½ mile jasper-bearing field contains several distinct imperial jasper deposits. Varieties  of pink , blue, gray, imperial, royal, and spiderweb imperial jaspers occur there.   Jaspers measuring over 100 lbs. have been mined, but natural fractures found in the jasper rock render the deposits quite thin.





The name Jasper literally means "spotted or speckled stone," is derived from Old French and hebrew before that. Green jasper was used by the Mehrgarh population of 5000 BC to construct bow drills. Jasper is well known for its prominence in ancient times; it is quoted in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin documents. The ancient Minoans used jasper to carve seals from at least 1800 BC, as demonstrated by archaeological discoveries at Knossos, Crete.



Healing properties


Jasper mentally heals and supports through periods of stress and preserves tranquility. It promotes consistency in remaining loyal to your self, and offers confidence to straightforwardly confront issues. Jasper facilitates quick-thinking and develops an individual's management skills. Jasper activates the mind and promotes thoughts of action.

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