Apache Jasper is also known as Mimbres Valley Desert Picture Jasper. Mimbres Valley is in New Mexico.
Meaning and Properties:
Apache Jasper, carved in a shield shape, and highly polished. The pendant is 2-1/8" long by 1-3/4" wide. Apache Jasper often depicts an image that looks like the area it was mined from: desert with brush. The bush looking images are dendrite growths. A Native American tribe, the Mimbres, lived in the area where this jasper is mined. The tribe disappeared about a thousand years ago. It is presumed they merged with the Apaches.
Great crystal to wear for a natural evolution into greater strength, fertility, ambition, resiliance, originality, and courage.