The ancient Egyptians wore jasper scarabs as amulets as th stone was believed to increase sexual energy. According to the Bible, jasper was a direct gift from God and would be the first foundation stone of the New Jerusalem. Also, both Indians in Asia as well as Native Americans see jasper as a magical rain stone and also a powerful healing stone.
Jaspers is called an ornamental rock, it is an opaque and fine grained variety composed mostly of chalcedony, microcrystalline quartz, in association with other minerals, which is what give it those colorful bands and patterns. It is found in almost all colors
Found worldwide, a wide variety of named jaspers is found in the western areas of the Unites States; California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Washington.
Picture jasper is a petrified or silicated mud that dripped into gas pockets in molten lava. It became superheated and then solidified forming the unusual banded patterns which are typical of this stone.