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Jasper

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A red to variably coloured chert

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Classification of Jasper

Mineralogy of Jasper

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Silica > QuartzSiO2
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
HematiteFe2O3

First Recorded Occurrence of Jasper

Other Names for Jasper

Name in Other Languages:
Azeri:Yəşəm
Czech:Jaspis
Dutch:Jaspis
Esperanto:Jaspo
Hebrew:ישפה
Italian:Diaspro
Japanese:碧玉
Latin:Iaspis
Latvian:Jašma
Lithuanian:Jaspis
Polish:Jaspis
Portuguese:Jaspe
Romanian:Jasp
Russian:Яшма
Simplified Chinese:碧玉
紅碧玉
Slovak:Jaspis
Spanish:Jaspe
Swedish:Jaspis

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