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Jasper

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A poorly defined lapidary name for a red (due to hematite inclusions) to variably coloured chert or chalcedony.




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Synonyms of JasperHide

Other Language Names for JasperHide

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

Varieties of JasperHide

Ball JasperJasper showing concentric red and yellow bands.
Jasper occurring in spherical masses.
BayateA local name for a brown ferruginous variety of Jasper.
ChrysojasperA variety of jasper colored by chrysocolla.
CreoliteA red-and-white banded jasper. [Webster (1962), Gems 755]
Originally reported from California, USA.
DallasiteA variety of jasper from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
DarlingiteLocal name for a variety of Jasper. A kind of lydian stone.
Originally reported from Victoria, Australia.
Egyptian JasperA brown variety jasper (brown alternating with black stripes - Egypt) or red (blood-red, flesh red, yellow, brown - found in Baden), originally described from Egypt.
KinraditeAn orbicular jasper originally observed in the San Francisco area and named for lapidary J J Kinrade.
See: "Kinradite": Orbicular Jasper from San Francisco
Owyhee Jasper
PasteliteVariety of jasper exhibiting pastel colors.
QuetzalitztliTranslucent, emerald green jasper from Guatemala, colored by inclusions of Cr-muscovite.
Riband JasperA banded Jasper
Vogelaugenjaspis
WilkiteA yellow, purple, pink, and green jasper from Willow Creek, Ada County, Idaho, USA.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz36 photos of Jasper associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Hematite29 photos of Jasper associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Chalcedony25 photos of Jasper associated with Chalcedony on mindat.org.
Agate12 photos of Jasper associated with Agate on mindat.org.
Petrified Wood10 photos of Jasper associated with Petrified Wood on mindat.org.
Pyrite10 photos of Jasper associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Magnetite8 photos of Jasper associated with Magnetite on mindat.org.
Baryte7 photos of Jasper associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Sepiolite6 photos of Jasper associated with Sepiolite on mindat.org.
Opal6 photos of Jasper associated with Opal on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for JasperHide

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