Friday, July 25, 2014

Ocean Jasper Close Ups

When I went to the Quartzite show last January, I was able to purchase a few flats of Ocean Jasper specimens.  The couple who was selling them bought more than a ton of rough Ocean Jasper right after it was discovered.  They sat on their supply until recently.  Since they have their own crushers and large tumble bins -- they are set up to process and polish rough like no one else I know.  I believe their tumble bins are 100 gallons each.

So last night I pulled out my USB microscope camera and snapped a few photos.

In the first specimen below, notice some of the iris effect (bright colors).

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