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« on: October 31, 2015, 08:40:32 am »

I picked this up from another rockhound that lives near me. We both can't figure it out? It's some type of jasper, but don't know it's name. He's had it for so long he's forgot. I'm making a sphere from it so this is an end cut. I'm showing the outside and the cut side.


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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015, 08:57:59 am »

Looks like "Indian Blanket Jasper" out of Utah.

Pretty!

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 05:17:01 pm »

Good call Jeremy! Did a little Google search and confirmed. I feel silly because I'm from Utah and have never been that far south rockhounding and never heard of this before. Shame on me. Anyway here's a couple picks of the sphere I made out of it. Great looking but has some small pits that run all that way through. I made a couple cabs and you can hide the imperfections, but it is what it is.

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 01:32:06 pm »

Yup, Indian Blanket Jasper from Enterprise, Utah. The stuff has been mined and crushed for landscape for a decade now.  Tough to find anything big enough to make a sphere out of. Can't really rock hound for it, unless you don't mind hunting it out of people's landscape.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2015, 04:46:05 pm »

Sphere looks great!
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