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Mineralogy of Brecciated Jasper
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: Red, white, yellow, brown and black
Crystal System: Hexagonal/Trigonal
Transparency: Translucent to Opaque
Location: Jasper is found throughout the world. The most notable deposits are found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Uruguay.
Mineral Family: True Jasper is a Silicate mineral. However, “jasper” is a term that is often used to describe any spotted stone. As such many varieties of spotted Rhyolite, a type of igneous rock, are misrepresented as jaspers. For example, “Ocean Jasper” or “Leopardskin Jasper” are both igneous rocks rather than true Jaspers. From a geological point of view, only spotted microcrystalline Quartz may be properly referred to as Jasper. True Jasper is a tiny twig on a far off branch of the crystal tree, scientifically it is a “subdivision of a subdivision of a subdivision, of a subdivision of a subdivision!” Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedra – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the three corners. These tetrahedras connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example Agate). All microcrystalline Quartz fall under the subcategory of Chalcedony, which is then further subdivided. One of these categories is Jasper. Brecciated Jasper is distinguished by its red and creamy white spots.
Formation: True Jasper is opaque Quartz with numerous inclusions. Clear Quartz forms when silica acid solidifies in igneous rocks. Jasper, by contrast, forms when silica acid penetrates clay or sand, and solidifies in sedimentary rocks. Where the silica acid cools it hardens into Quartz, but with the addition of millions of tiny particles of sand, clay, and other minerals. These inclusions give Jasper their brilliant colors and random markings. Brecciated Jasper is a wonderful example of true Jasper, its various colors and markings each signify a different foreign inclusion.
Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock.
Enhancements: All Jaspers are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Brecciated Jasper
The name “Jasper” is a generic name given to any spotted stone as well as most semi-transparent or opaque Chalcedony. As a result, it can be difficult to know exactly which stone is being referenced in ancient and medieval writings. Brecciated Jasper may be considered a form of Red Jasper.
Red Jasper has long been credited for its supposed ability to stop hemorrhages and reduce pulse rate. In 1636, the Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia described how a young woman was cured from chronic hemorrhaging by wearing Red Jasper. During the Middle Ages, Red Jasper was also considered a stone for warriors and was said to increase their strength and courage. According to legend, a piece of Red Jasper was set on the hilt of ‘Balmung,’ the legendary sword of the Norse hero Siegfried.
Healing Properties of Brecciated Jasper
Spiritual: Brecciated Jasper is a dynamic stone that unites courage and strength with love and gentleness. Its energy is like that of a beloved father, protective and nurturing towards his children. It can help us feel safe and secure enough in our physical selves so that we dare to more fully explore our spiritual selves. Brecciated Jasper, like other Red Jaspers, can be used to activate the Kundalini energy, which in turn can spark a powerful spiritual experience. Brecciated Jasper is attuned to the Root and Sacral Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Taurus and Leo. It is connected to the element Earth and vibrates to the number 6.
Emotional: Brecciated Jasper offers support during stressful periods and reminds us to help each other. It also inspires us to be courageous and have the will power to achieve our goals. Brecciated Jasper can also be used to heal misguided feelings of shame and guilt around sexual issues or sexual abuse. It reminds us that sexual energy is a creative force, one which can and should be joyful.
Mental: Brecciated Jasper encourages us to be honest and to live honorably. By inspiring us to be brave, it helps us to take action to not only deal with unpleasant tasks and but to make our dreams a reality. Brecciated Jasper stimulates creativity and is a wonderful stone for artists who want to make their passion a career.
Physical: Brecciated Jasper is believed to stimulate internal blood flow and ease external bleeding. It is commonly used to treat the sexual organs and to help stabilize pregnancy. Brecciated Jasper is also said to be useful for regaining physical strength after an illness. Body builders have used Brecciated Jasper to help increase muscle mass during periods of intense training.
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These Brecciated Jaspers were mined and tumbled in South Africa.
I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sell tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry, and are one of my favorite suppliers.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Brecciated Jasper for you.
This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Brecciated Jasper or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Brecciated Jasper measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges.
The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips, and be a beautiful dark red with a visually pleasing pattern of black, brown, and yellow markings. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their beautiful colors and clean energies, these Brecciated Jasper are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
What You Should Know:
- Brecciated Jasper can be used in elixirs and oil essences – it is safe to drink “Brecciated Jasper water” or bathe in it.
- Brecciated Jasper can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
- Brecciated Jasper can be energetically cleansed with fresh or salt water. Soaking in moonlight, starlight, or smudging with smoke (typically sage) is also effective. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
- Numerous types of stones are popularly called “Jaspers”, but are actually varieties of Rhyolite. For more information, see the Mineralogy tabs.
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