Jasper, Leopardskin

Nurturing Courage

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!

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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

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Leopardskin Jasper, Paradise Valley, California, USA

Rock Family: Igneous Rock (Rhyolite)
Major Minerals: Feldspar, Quartz
Minor Minerals: Natural Glass 

Color: Pink/red, black
Gravity: 2.4-2.6
Hardness: 6.5-7
Fluorescence: None
Texture: Porphyritic
Transparency: Opaque

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.leopardskin jasper mine locations

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 

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Jasper

leopardHistory 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.

Photos: Leopards

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.

 

 

 

 

The Mine

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

 

Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since 2014.  They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons.  Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it.  The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.  Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Leopardskin Jasper

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What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Leopardskin Jasper

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Mexico

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Pink with red and black spots
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Rounded
  • Size: Average size is 1 inch / 25mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is 0.7 oz / 20 grams / 99 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Reviews

  1. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    I fell in love with the leopard skin jasper the moment I first held it! I just love everything about it! It has such beautiful and fascinating markings.

  2. Cynthia A (New Mexico)

    Everything is gorgeous and the cards are informative! Thank you so much

  3. Liz Derbyshire

    Pretty stone. I like the work she puts into it, especially the smudging part.

  4. derbyland654

    Beautiful crystals!! Love this!

  5. derbyland654

    Beautiful crystals!! As always awesome seller!

  6. Lantogia T. (New Jersey)

    Excellent! Fast ship. Very nice crystal. Thanks.

  7. Angelina B. (Minnesota)

    Thank you!!! Love it!!

  8. Marissa C. (California)

    Pretty stone. I like the work she puts into it, especially the smudging part.

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