In Beaumaris, Wales I met a man selling Red Jasper, green Chert (a type of flint) and Slate which he had been cutting and polishing to make uniquely local pieces of jewelry.
He told me that the stones had all been found on the beaches of Wales (and whispered the name of a beach with ‘wild’ Red Jasper). From then on we kept an eye out and found our own wild Jasper on the beaches of Wales.
A massive piece of Red Jasper and the green rock may be the Chert he was polishing.A slab of red jasper rock in the Cardiff Museum, Wales.To me these stones are coloured what I would call ‘Japanese laquer red’.
Everything I make out of them looks Japanese.More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Reds.