Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper

Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper  is another variety of orbicular jasper which contains variably-colored orbs or spherical inclusions or zones. Poppy-patterned jasper or poppy jasper is the varietal name for material from Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, Calif.  These cabochons were made using rare material no longer being mined in Morgan Hill, Calif. Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper is a famous, but increasingly rare orbicular jasper with red and yellow dots of "poppy flowers"

Geologists conjecture that the deposits of poppy jasper were formed through a unique local combination of volcanic and seismic activity on the slopes of El Toro. All original collection sites are closed to mining and have been for quite some time. Although this type of material is always showing fractures, its beauty makes it a very desirable. In this cab all ancient fractures have long been filled by other substances and sealed by nature, making the cab fracture and pit free. It has a brilliant shine.

I have other poppy jaspers and they can be found under the names of Hornitos, Guadalupe, Ocean Jasper, etc..  All jaspers can also be found in this shop under collection named JASPER. .