Updated: Jun 9
Ocean Jasper™ is formed as rhyolitic igneous rock (Lava that has high concentrations of granite and silica) cools and separates from the magma. As it cools, the trace elements present in the magma solidify in small pools creating the colorful orbs that we see in Ocean Jasper. Contrary to what Ocean Jasper has been labeled as, Ocean Jasper is actually a form of Chalcedony Quartz, some pieces have agate banding or druses of clear quartz, the parts that have coatings of tiny crystals that sparkle- also known as ‘druzy’. Ocean Jasper is only found in one place in the world- along the coast of northwest Madagascar. There are two known locations- Marovato and Kabamby which are found in the Analava district of the Sofia region. Ocean Jasper has only been found in small batches which each vein found being smaller than the one before. Presently there have been 8 veins found in Marovato, the most recent vein called 8th vein ocean jasper took the market by storm when it was introduced in the 2022 Tucson Gem show. It was mined out quickly and is now coveted as a rare collectors item.
Here is one of the amazing specimens that we were able to obtain. It was quickly sold and adopted into a new home.
The general properties of Ocean Jasper are: Relieve stress and tension, dissolve mental strain, calm emotions, aid in regulating hormones, aid in physical healing of the body, grounding the body to the earth, aid in dissolving parasites and blood impurities. It creates an overall feeling of confidence and stability in the body. Its related Zodiacs are: Virgo, Libra, Scorpio. It tends to relieve intense feelings, and to dissolve feelings of perfectionism and aids in confidence building especially with expressing oneself.
Its related Elements are: Water, Earth, Ethereal Vortex. It tends to ground higher energies into the body, creating a grounding and purifying effect.