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Jasper ....The Pyroclastic Phenomenon

Jasper is an aggregate of microcrystalline quartz. It was formed as a result of the consolidation of pyroclastic materials, volcanic ash, which were cemented together with silicaceous solutions, and solidified under intense heat and pressure within the earth. Sometimes the process was so intense that the minerals melted and recrystallised . Thus this wonderful stone exhibits a neverending number of patterns and pictures. 

Jasper is found in many parts of the world and often is named according to local places or traditions , such as Owyhee Jasper . Ocean Jasper, Imperial jasper , Poppy Jasper. 

Jasper is the stone of inner strength , confidence and harmony. It may increase connectivity with nature and the earth. A birthstone for Aquarius and Capricorn .