Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stone: Ocean Jasper

Ocean Jasper - Image by Sonatona

Country of Origin: Found only along the Northwest coast of Madagascar. 

General information: Orbicular Ocean Jasper is also known as the Atlantis Stone, and is believed to be linked to the ancient city and holds mystic knowledge within its structure. Ocean Jasper also goes by the name of Sea Jasper, with a distinction. Ocean Jasper is the trademarked name for material from the original mine near Morovato on the Ambolobozo Peninsula of Madagascar. Sea Jasper is similar to Ocean Jasper, but is collected from the Madagascar minerals found in the same area a short distance away.

Physical Properties: Ocean Jasper is a variety of Chalcedony, micro-crystallized quartz colored by oxides, iron and other impurities, with quartz and feldspar forming the spherical (orbicular) structures. Background colors them to be green, brown, cream/white, red, pink or yellow. The orb-like inclusions come in various different colors and combinations. 

Metaphysical properties: Ocean Jasper is considered to activate the Heart Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, and the Throat Chakra. Ocean Jaspers help to alleviate stress and induces tranquility. Its cleansing effects eliminate negative energy and stabilizes the aura. It is the perfect stone for banishing nightmares and harmful thoughts.

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