Jasper is a semi-precious stone that comes in many colours and patterns, and here are a few of my favourite ‘earth’ ones.
Jasper with striking black or dark markings on cream or taupe is called ‘Paintbrush Jasper’.
The large stone in the detail below is ‘Ocean Jasper’ with its orbicular pattern in an unusual shade of creamy white; the smaller stones are ‘Picasso Jasper’, and come in patterns of various tones of white, ochre, cream, taupe, and grey; the clear oval stone is Rutilated Quartz.
This particular pattern with ochre and dark brown striations on cream is called ‘Picture Jasper’ but I always want to call it ‘Desert Jasper’ because the patterns look like pieces of petrified desert.
More on the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth.