Poppy Jasper Polished Decorator Rock
This lovely piece of Poppy Jasper was sliced and polished on one face, left natural rough everywhere else.
The decorator piece is 6 inches long by 3.75 inches high and about 2.5 inches thick. It weighs 2.75 lbs and could be recut.
Poppy Jasper is an orbicular jasper with red and pink dots or "poppy flowers". This material comes from Mexico.
Jasper is from the chalcedony/quartz group. It is a microcrystalline variety of quartz that contains up to 20% foreign material. These materials are what determine the color and appearance of the stone. Also because of the foreign materials, jasper is rarely uniform in color, it is usually multicolored, striped, and/or spotted.