Imperial Jasper

There are 5 jaspers that are considered to be “fine jaspers.” They are imperial jasper (ones pictured), blue mountain jasper, bruno jasper, willow creek jasper and morrisonite. Imperial Jasper is found on the east side of a steep canyon about 50 miles northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico. This canyon is located north of the small town

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Microline

Microcline is a potassium-rich alkali feldspar* and consequently a member of the feldspar family. * Alkali feldspars refer to feldspar minerals that contain lots of the alkali elements: potassium and sodium. Other alkali minerals that you may or may not have heard of are albite, anorthoclase, orthoclase and sanidine. Yes, in some photos, microcline resembles

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Scepters

WHAT ARE SCEPTERS Scepter (also spelled sceptor) crystals are uniquely shaped quartz. This “growth oddity” is also known as scepterism. Scepters are long thin rod shaped crystals that have a 2nd growth that often forms over the tip on one end. The tip where the 2nd growth occurs generally looks like a torch. This 2nd

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