Gold Stripe is a variety of Kaleidoscope Jasper discovered in 2008. It was a smaller deposit, and was rapidly tapped out. Luckily, last year we discovered another vein in the area, and got some fresh Gold Stripe Kaleidoscope Jasper for the first time in nearly 14 years! It is a very hard form of Kaleidoscope Jasper, and while it can have the occasional fracture, it is well worth it to work around any that may be present! Some of the most captivating Kaleidoscope cabochons have been of the gold stripe variety!
The Kaleidoscope discovery was made on the winter of 2007/2008 on a prospecting trip with Dale and two of his sons; Derek and myself, in Oregon. The deposit quickly proved beyond a doubt to be one of the most significant deposits ever discovered in the northwest by its vast varieties of color and pattern and Gem Quality Jasper and Agate. Kaleidoscope Jasper comes in so many different colors, patterns, and varieties. The majority of Kaleidoscope is a Bog Wood formation, often containing pieces of wood debris and other organic materials! There are over a dozen varieties from different deposits on the mines, and each year of mining, we seem to find new, fresh, and exciting varieties to introduce! It was first ran by my father, Dale Rhode, and I worked it off and on over the years; however since my fathers passing in 2021, I have since been honored with the chance to continue on with mine and its revival!
Kaleidoscope Jasper is a LapidaryCentral mine, and the only source for authentic fresh dug material is from LapidaryCentral! We are super excited to show you our fresh dug material, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Measurements (inches - longest - approx): 5.3 x 2.5 x .24
The last photo has been taken dry so that you may see any defects. The other photos have been taken wet to simulate a polish.
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