Mary Ellen Jasper

Mary Ellen Jasper is actually a stromatolite fossil (colonial structures created by Cyanobacteria – commonly called blue-green algae – some of the oldest fossils on earth). It has swirls of hematite mixed into a bright red background.  A very solid hard jasper, this rock formed more than two billion years ago in the area that is now the Mesabi Iron Range in Northern, Minnesota.

Please enlarge and view the photographs for more detailed views. Shown wet to simulate polish. As with all natural rock, there may be fractures or pits to seal or work around. Each slab has the approximate dimensions listed. I use the longest and widest point and the thinnest, it’s not averaged.

We have worked hard with the lighting and the settings on the camera so that the colors are very accurate. Individual settings may affect color viewing on various devices and I cannot predict what your device will do, but on my Macbook Pro, they’re dead on for color. I appreciate your business!

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