Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bumblebee Jasper

Bumblebee Jasper, also sometimes called Bumblebee Agate, is found on the island of Bali, in Indonesia.  This naturally colorful semi precious gemstone cabochon material isn't really a chalcedony, (jasper or agate) but is actually a mixture of volcano lava, gypsum, sulfur, hematite and a small amount of orpiment.  The material is soft, with a Mohs hardness of 5 or below.

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