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Deschutes Jasper

Dechutes Jasper comes from a gemstone deposit a little east of Biggs Junction, Oregon, near the Deschutes River. This semi precious gemstone picture jasper deposit is now located in a State Park and will never be mined again. Most of it is now under a highway!

Jasper is an opaque form of chalcedony. It usually contains organic material and or mineral oxides such as iron oxide, which give the cabochons interesting colors and patterns. Jasper is usually named for its colors or patterns, or for its location.

Jasper has a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's scale. Deschutes Jasper cabochons have a great polish and have great wearability.

Metaphysical Properties: Picture Jaspers can help bring balance to your life.