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Subj : Brown (Picture) Jasper
BROWN (PICTURE) JASPER
SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: Brown Jasper, sometimes called "picture" Jasper because
of the beautiful variations in coloring, is a type of Chalcedony. It is closely
related to Quartz, with the chemistry of SiO2. The color variations are from
trace amounts of other minerals, usually iron and aluminum. The hardness is 7.
ENVIRONMENT: Chalcedony is formed in several environments, generally near the
surface of the earth where temperatures and pressures are relatively low. It
commonly forms in the zone of alteration of lode and massive hydrothermal
replacement deposits and as bodies of chert in chemical sedimentary rocks.
OCCURENCE: Montana, Utah and Wyoming are prolific locations for Brown Jasper in
the U.S. In addition, fine specimens have come from Brazil, Uruguay and Egypt.
Other colors and forms of Jasper are abundant in California, Texas and Arkansas.
NAME: The name Chalcedony is from Chalcedon, an ancient Greek city of Asia
LEGEND and LORE: Beautiful Jasper, with light and dark brown markings was
referred to as "Egyptian Marble". Various Native American tribes used Jasper as
a rubbing stone and some called it "the rain bringer".
MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Brown Jasper is balancing and grounding. This stone, carved
into an arrowhead, is worn to attract luck. It is a good stone to use after
completing a ritual to help you regain your center and become grounded.
HEALING: Jasper is stabilizing. It will help to reduce insecurity, fear and
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I use a piece of Montana Picture Jasper, which is mostly
brown and tan with a slight bit of sky and navy blue as a strong grounding stone
for those who have an excess of energy at the Splenic Chakra. I've also used the
stone as a basis for a "journey"...The stone looks like a scene of the Rocky
Mountains. Finally, I've used Picture Jasper as a psychological tool: I will ask
someone who is "looking for an answer" to gaze into the stone and describe all
the symbols they see. Then I work with the client to form the "symbols" into
some sort of answer.
NOTES: Agate, Jasper, Flint, Sardonyx, and onyx are all forms of Chalcedony. In
addition, particular colors of Chalcedony have specific names, such as
Heliotrope, Bloodstone, Chrysophrase and Moss Agate.
1. Scientific, Environment, Occurence and Name are from (or paraphrased from)
"The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals".
2. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from "Cunningham's Encyclopedia of
Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic", by Scott Cunningham.
3. Some of the healing information may come from "Color and Crystals, A Journey
Through the Chakras" by Joy Gardner.
4. Personal Experience is from MY personal experience, journals and notebooks,
by Tandika Star.
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