Jasper

JASPER

Above: Left (Sardinian Jasper from Sardinia), Right (Red Jasper from Brazil)

 

Jasper is a variety of chalcedony, which is a microcrystalline variety of quartz. The colouring of the stone is determined by the presence of certain mineral impurities.

Haematite impurities result in red jasper, limonite impurities result in brown or yellow jasper, and chlorite impurities result in green jasper.

 

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Hardness: 6-7

Colour: Red, brown, orange, yellow, green

Lustre: Vitreous to dull

Chemical Composition: SiO₂ (with possible impurities of iron oxides or organic materials)

 

HEALING POWERS:

.Traditionally believed to protect from poisons

.Helps focus on practicality

.Grounding

.Encourages enthusiasm

.Aids in repair of damaged areas of the body

.Absorbs negative energies

.Helps with stress .Encourages honesty

 

CHAKRA:

Root chakra (base of spine between knees or thighs)

 

REFERENCES:

www.minerals.net/mineral/jasper.aspx

www.charmsoflight.com/jasper-healing-properties.html

Kiara James