Owyhee Picture Jasper

Owyhee Picture Jasper, from eastern Oregon, is a colorful and popular picture jasper that most likely gets its name from the Owyhee River. This material has been offered under several alternative names including Owyhee Jasper Agate, Owyhee Junction Jasper, Owyhee Picture Rock. It has also been known as the “King”of Picture Jaspers.

Owyhee Jasper is basically petrified mud. There are three jasper mines within a mile of each other, the LED, Wildhorse and Rocky Butte. The Classic Owyhee Jasper has a wide variety of patterns and shapes. Known for its bright colored scenic patterns with and without blue sky. This jasper depicts desert scenes, high mountain ranges, winding roads and meadows or even the seas. Owyhee picture jasper is a natural wonder depicting the great beauty of the earth it was born in.

If you like this you may also like Bigg’s Picture Jasper or Indian Paint Stone.

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 computer, they’re dead on for color. I appreciate your business!

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