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LEOPARD SKIN JASPER (polished slice) - Mexico

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'LEOPARD SKIN JASPER'

Mexico

A beautiful polished slice of a pink variety of leopard skin jasper. It is polished on both sides and presented in a lidded gift box.

Leopard skin jasper is not a true jasper but an unusual variety of rhyolite: an extrusive igneous rock. Rhyolite is a lava with a high quartz content. It forms other types of rock such as pumice and obsidian and is associated with very violent volcanic eruptions.

Leopard skin jasper is notable for the spherical aggregates of crystals and it is often called orbicular rhyolite.  A similar type of rhyolite from Madagascar is known as ocean jasper.

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Size: 9 x 8 x 0.6 centimetres
Weight: 112 grams


PRICE: £18.00
LEOPARD SKIN JASPER (polished slice) - Mexico
LEOPARD SKIN JASPER (polished slice) - Mexico LEOPARD SKIN JASPER (polished slice) - Mexico LEOPARD SKIN JASPER (polished slice) - Mexico LEOPARD SKIN JASPER (polished slice) - Mexico