Cherry Creek Jasper Stone Sphere
This Cherry Creek Jasper sphere is 2.25 inches or 59 mm in diameter.
This material has lots of natural fractures and pits.
This lovely handcrafted sphere is Cherry Creek Jasper, the colorful jasper is found in Mainland China and is also known as Red Creek Jasper or Picasso Jasper.
Jasper is a member of the Chalcedony family. Chalcedony (kal SED' nee) is any form of microcrystalline quartz, where the crystals are too small to be seen without high magnification. Jasper usually refers to an opaque stone, with a solid color or an irregular display of colors caused by various mineral impurities.
The named is Jasper derived from the Greek word that means spotted stone. Most Jaspers get their name from either their location or their appearance.