Jurassic Jasper was a new variety that was discovered by Makayla and Liam a couple years back. Luckily, at the start of the 2022 season, I got the chance to dig some with the backhoe! What you see is a gorgeous display of some high quality jasper with so me crazy pattern! It tends to hold a nice almost jet black pattern with golden pattern that almost has flame like qualities. It can also occasionally feature some blue in the mix!
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): 7.5 x 3.5 x .28
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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