Friday, April 16, 2010
Morrisonite Jasper is known as the King of Jaspers. It's a rare stone that is known world-wide for its deep rich colors and unique patterns. I think you can see why.
Until I started working with cabochons, I never appreciated how special they are. Some unique stones can only be found in incredibly small areas - for example, in just a single riverbank. Morrisonite comes from a mine on one side of the Owyhee River canyon in southeastern Oregon near the Idaho border . It's no longer mined .
Therefore, as with Morrisonite, the supply of many beautiful materials is limited. Once gone, they're gone forever.