3.2" Polished Dragon's Blood Jasper Sphere - South Africa
This is an alluring polished sphere made out of Dragon's Blood Jasper from South Africa. The shaping of this sphere is perfect to the naked eye though there is a small gap that was filled during polishing. It measures 3.2" in diameter and comes with the pictured display stand.
This fascinating stone is commonly referred to as "dragon's blood jasper" or "dragon's blood stone" is a recent find in South Africa. The exact mineral composition is up for debate, and we can not find any detailed analysis that has yet been done. One opinion is that the minerals are green epidote and piemontite, while the opposing view is that it's a bastite (a pseudomorph of a serpentine variety). Until chemical analysis of this rock has been performed and published, a definitive conclusion as to the chemical composition of "dragon's blood jasper" is difficult to make.