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[[Image:Imperial_Jasper,_Mexico.JPG|left|framed|Imperial Jasper Cabochon, Mexico <br /> Photo courtesy of Rick Martin]]<br clear="left" />
 
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==Scenic jasper==
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[[Image:Scenic jasper.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Scenic jasper.<br />Image courtesy of Topsieraden.nl]]
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Picture, or scenic, or landscape jasper and agate gets its name from the pictures of scenes, animals or objects formed by the colorful patterns from other minerals present.

Revision as of 03:55, 6 December 2008

Jasper
Chemical composition SiO2
Silicon dioxide
Crystal system Trigonal
Habit Aggregate, massive
Fracture Conchoidal
Hardness 6.5-7
Refractive index 1.53-1.54
Specific gravity 2.58-2.64
Lustre Vitreous
Imperial Jasper Cabochon, Mexico
Photo courtesy of Rick Martin

Scenic jasper

Scenic jasper.
Image courtesy of Topsieraden.nl

Picture, or scenic, or landscape jasper and agate gets its name from the pictures of scenes, animals or objects formed by the colorful patterns from other minerals present.