Be a friend and champion of all beings great and small.
Attract devas and other nature spirits to your garden.
Feel hopeful about the future and your role within it.
Actively engage in the world around you and be happy.
Let Rainforest Jasper connect you to Gaia’s own energy!
Minerology of Rainforest Jasper
Rock Family: Igneous Rock (Rhyolite)
Major Minerals: Feldspar, Quartz
Minor Minerals: Natural Glass
Color: Green, Brown
Location: Rainforest Jasper is a form of Rhyolite. The largest Rhyolite deposits are in the United States (Nevada), but the principal deposit for Rainforest Jasper specifically is in Australia. Additional Rhyolite deposits are found in China, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Rock Family: Rainforest 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, Rainforest 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. Rainforest Jasper is a popular name given to green spotted Rhyolite.
Mining: Mined at its primary deposit, usually found with Obsidian and Pumice.
Enhancements: All varieties of Rhyolite, including Rainforest Jasper, are completely natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Rainforest 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. Rainforest Jasper is a type of predominately green Rhyolite whose specific healing energies have only recently been explored.
Healing Properties of Rainforest Jasper
Spiritual: Rainforest Jasper connects us to the web of life and helps us to realize that we are a part of nature and play an integral role within it. Rainforest Jasper is a wonderful stone for attracting devas and other nature spirits. It is particularly good for helping maintain a spiritual state once it has been reached, making it an intriguing meditation stone. Rainforest Jasper is attuned to ALL Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Leo and Capricorn. It is connected to the element Earth and vibrates to the numbers 6 and 8.
Emotional: Rainforest Jasper strengthens feelings of self-respect and self-value. With it we can more clearly see and accept ourselves as we currently are, without longing for a purer past or better future. Instead, we stay in the present moment and find what has value within it. Rainforest Jasper brings feelings of hope, renewal, and energy. It is a wonderful stone to work with if you suffer from depression, nature-deficit disorder, or have need to more actively engage in the life around you.
Mental: Rainforest Jasper makes us more aware of our inner strength and ability to deal with difficult life circumstances. It helps us to stay calm and concentrate on what is most important. It is a highly creative stone, especially for anyone whose creativity is consciously being connected to their spiritual life.
Physical: All forms of Rhyolite are thought to fortify the immune system. Rainforest Jasper in particular is often used to help treat influenza, colds and minor infections. It has also been used to help detoxify the body and treat the liver.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Rainforest Jasper
The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.
The Gem Dealer sells to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.
The Mine and Lapidary are in different countries and at least one middleman is involved.
This Rainforest Jasper is from a small mine in Queensland, Australia.
The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,
and would have been relatively low risk for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Rainforest Jasper was polished in Hong Kong, China.
The Lapidary is a female-owned business.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first met the owner of the Hong Kong tumbling company at the 2014 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. A language barrier coupled with the quick pace of the gem show, makes it difficult to discuss sensitive or complicated topics. Every year I speak with the owner, often asking questions about the same stones, but getting slightly different answers. The communication problem makes me highly selective about which stones I will buy from her. If the stone is from mainland China, and I can independently determine its likely mining origin, I will buy it since short supply chains are important. If a stone is from another country, I am more cautious.
Rainforest Jasper Tumbled Stone
Color: Green and brown, may have Quartz inclusions. 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.
Safe Handling of Jasper
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