Ocean Jasper Palm, Old Stock
Grade B, Old Stock Ocean Jasper Palm, this palm came with a mixed vein bag of palms so I am unable to give an exact vein this palm came from.
Approximate measurements: 1.99" x 1.74" x 1.04"
Weight: 3.0 oz
Ocean Jasper® is a trademarked name for a multicolored stone from Madagascar, typically with spherical patterning. Although commonly described as an orbicular jasper, the most recent research suggests it is the mineral chalcedony instead. Some pieces have agate banding or druses of clear quartz, a coating of tiny crystals, known more commonly as “druzy”.
The variety of quartz known as chalcedony is often unfamiliar to people. It is actually the mother stone of many semiprecious gems: banded chalcedony is better known as agate, red as carnelian, and black as onyx, etc. Its capacity to transmit light is a characteristic of chalcedony. By definition jasper is not translucent, unless cut extremely thin. (Information from Enter The Earth)
Please look up Enter The Earth Mining Practices for more information on how this Ocean Jasper was mined and the conditions.
**How are the workers at the Ocean JasperTM mine treated?
Enter the Earth covers all the expenses at the mine, including housing and food. Miners work Monday through Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to avoid the heat of the day. (They do not work on Thursdays for cultural reasons.) Additionally, we observe many American pay practices there like holiday pay, overtime pay, and goal based bonuses.
We provide tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against injury while mining and breaking or moving rough rock. This includes but is not limited to goggles, hard hats, reflective safety clothing, gloves, steel toed boots, and particle filtering masks.