Imperial Jasper

Imperial Jasper

When lava is cooling, the various sediments and silica/ash mixtures swirl and flow and as they harden, they forms crystals reflecting the flow in their patterns, one of them being Jasper.   Imperial Jasper is comprised of spheres or orbs.  When it is cut and polished, you can see these beautiful patterns that often look like a colorful knot in a wood grain.