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Bumblebee stone

$107

This stone often called bumblebee jasper is not (as the name suggests) of the jasper family. It is its bands of colors that earned it the name of bumblebeee jasper. It is a mixture of materials and volcanic ash, gypsum, barite, sulphide and even orpiment (a pigment composed of arsenic!). Since this material is fragile, it has been stabilized with resin to provide better stability and durability. We find it on the island of Java in Indonesia on the volcano named Mount Papandayan.

Variety: Pierre Bumblebee

Color: Brown

Dimensions: 37.00 x 23.00 mm

Weight: 35.40 ct

Shape: Oval cabochon

Origin: Indonesia

Treatment: Stabilized

Hardness: 5 Mohs

 

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