JustCabs is proud to offer this beautiful 17x23mm, 20.35ct, 6mm thick Oval Noreena Jasper, also known as Australian Red Picture Jasper available for $0.40 a ct.
The mine is located near the mining town of Newman,in the Pilbara region of Western Australia,about 700 miles north east of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.
Noreena Jasper is a silicified pelite (mudstone) and is believed late Archaean or 2765-2687 million years old. Noreena Jasper was named after Noreena Station which is the name of the property on which the rock was found and mined.
Noreena Jasper is from the same geological formation as Munjina Stone. They both occur in the Jeerinah Formation which is part of the Fortescue Group in the Hamersley Basin. The rock forms in geometric shapes with a red rind, but chipping a corner shows the lovely colors and patterns inside. The stone has lovely displays of grays, reds, yellows, and oranges. Often the bright colors look like
flames! Unfortunately the material does usually have natural fracture lines.
Jasper is from the chalcedony/quartz group. It is a microcrystalline variety of quartz that contains up to 20% foreign material.
These materials are what determine the color and appearance of the stone. Also because of the foreign materials, jasper is rarely uniform in color, it is usually multicolored, striped, and/or spotted. This cabochon has a good polish front, satin back, and a crisp polished bezel. Enjoy!!!!!

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  • Model: Nore 09fb
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 22 January, 2018.

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