Deschutes 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!
This material was discovered and mined out by Hoot Elkins. Deschutes Jasper is known for its browns, and orbs or scenic patterns. That is why Deschutes Jasper is also known as Deschutes Picture Jasper.
Jasper stones are an opaque form of chalcedony. Jasper usually contains organic material and or mineral oxides such as iron oxide, which give the jewelry cabochons interesting colors and patterns. Jasper is usually named for its colors or patterns, or for its location.
Deschutes Jasper has a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's scale. Deschutes Jasper semi precious stone designer cabochons have a great polish and have great wearability.
Metaphysical Properties of Deschutes Jasper: Picture Jaspers cabochon stones can help bring balance to your life.