Understand and acknowledge the truth.
Protect yourself and stand up for justice.
Feel safe and know you are absolutely loved.
Know that strength can be gentle and kind.
Let Leopardskin Jasper inspire you to love more bravely!
Healing Properties of Leopardskin Jasper
Spiritual: Leopardskin Jasper is a dynamic stone that can help us achieve our most lofty goals. It is a wonderful grounding stone, whose energy is strong yet not “heavy.” Jasper has been called the “supreme nurturer.” In the case of Leopardskin Jasper, this nurturing resembles a mama bear protecting her young from harm, assuring they are safe and well-loved. Leopardskin Jasper is attuned to the Root, Sacral, and Heart Chakras and linked to Capricorn and Leo. It is connected to the element Earth and vibrates to the number 6.
Emotional: Leopardskin Jasper is a stone of great courage. It can remind us to stand up for ourselves and to fight for justice. Leopardskin Jasper helps us to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions. It also acts as a protective stone, providing a subtle “don’t mess with me” energy that helps keep negative people away.
Mental: Leopardskin Jasper encourages us to be absolutely honest, with others and even more importantly with ourselves. It banishes illusions and give us the courage to accept what truly is. Leopardskin Jasper can help us be mentally brave, willing to look at the “hard stuff” and make tough decisions. It is also a stone of imagination and creativity.
Physical: Leopardskin Jasper is said to help stimulate circulation and increase physical energy. It is also believed to help strengthen the immune system, act as a detoxifying agent, and soothe the nerves. It has also been used to assist with healthy functioning of the sexual organs and provide increased physical pleasure and fertility.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Mineralogy of Leopardskin Jasper
Rock Family: Igneous Rock (Rhyolite)
Major Minerals: Feldspar, Quartz
Minor Minerals: Natural Glass
Color: Pink/red, black
Location: Leopardskin Jasper is found throughout the world. The most notable deposits are found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, the United States, and Uruguay.
Rock Family: Leopardskin Jasper is not a mineral, but rather a rock. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock!
Formation: Despite its name, Leopardskin Jasper is not actually a type of Jasper. It is a form of Rhyolite, a type of igneous rock. Rhyolite is a type of extrusive igneous rock, formed on the surface of the earth by molten magma due to a volcanic eruption. There are five types of igneous rocks created by lava: Basalt, Obsidian, Rhyolite, Trachyte, and Andesite. Other types of igneous rocks, such as Granite, are created by processes deep within the earth. Rhyolite is a relatively rare volcanic rock, almost exclusively found in the interiors of continents. Most Rhyolites are porphyritic and contain large Quartz crystals or other varieties of crystals in an extremely fine-grained matrix. This indicates that these crystals were already being formed before the lava flowed onto the surface. Leopardskin Jasper is a popular name given to pink spotted Rhyolite.
Mining: Mined at its primary deposit, usually found with Obsidian and Pumice.
Enhancements: All varieties of Rhyolite, including Leopardskin Jasper, Ocean Jasper, and Rainforest Jasper are fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting and polishing.
Other Names: Jaguar Stone, Pink Rhyolite
History of Leopardskin 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. Leopardskin Jasper is a type of pink Rhyolite whose specific healing energies have only recently been explored.
The name “Leopardskin Jasper” or “Jaguar Stone” is, of course, due to the spots which decorate this pretty Jasper.
Ethically Sourced Leopardskin Jasper
The Miners sell to a Gem Dealer/Exporter
The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells to a US Wholesaler/Importer.
The Importer sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is complicated but likely clean.
The Mine, Lapidary and Importer are all in different countries.
At least two middle-men are involved.
This Leopardskin Jasper comes from a small mine in Mexico.
The mine most likely caused only minor environmental damage,
and would have been relatively low risk for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
The Lapidary & Importer
This Leopardskin Jasper was tumbled in China.
Lapidary factories in China are typically safe for workers.
The Obsidian was imported by a US mineral wholesaler.
The Importer is a family business run by a married couple.
The Importer pays its employees fairly.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first encountered the US wholesaler at the 2015 Franklin, North Carolina Gem and Mineral Show. They carry a wide-variety of tumbled stones, both common and rare. The tumbled Celestite and specialty Obsidian particularly caught my eye, since no other source carries them. The owners are a married couple, he takes care of their larger stones, while she is the self-proclaimed, “Tumbled Stone Queen.” The Queen knows her stock inside and out and we’ve spoken in person and by phone about the geology and origins of various minerals.
The amount of middlemen involved does give me pause. I only purchase stones from this source if I can’t find the stone elsewhere and I am confident about mining and lapidary conditions for the countries in question.
Safe Handling of Leopardskin Jasper
Leopardskin Jasper Tumbled Stone
Color: pink/red and black spots. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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