2.6" Polished Dragon's Blood Jasper Sphere - South Africa
This is an polished sphere made out of Dragon's Blood Jasper from South Africa. It measures 2.6" in diameter and comes with the pictured display stand. There is a spot of red gap fill where the sphere chipped during polishing.
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.