9.2" YellowTanWhiteBlue Orbicular OCEAN JASPER Polished Slab Madagascar for sale

$175.00
Product Code: EB0615JOCEAN4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Marovato, Ambolobozo, Analalava Dist., Sofia Region, Mahajanga Prov., Madagascar
Size 9.2" x 7.7" x 1.0"
Suggested Stand Large 7" Easel Stand

Ocean Jasper gets its name from the location of the mine, which is only accessible by sea in a boat at the base of a 400 foot tall cliff.  This thick A-grade slice has been polished on both sides to show off the circular patterns which give the material its mineralogical name – orbicular jasper.  Here the circles are colored white, tan, yellow and even orange in one area.  The yellow and orange orbicules have white outlines.  There are a number of vugs on the piece which are lined with sparkling druzy quartz.  There is no damage.