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Melarite Jasper

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Gemstone: Jasper
Location of Origin:Arizona, USA
Treatments:None reported
Cut Type:Oval Cabochon
Weight:66.18 cts.
Dimensions:31.47mm x 41.07mm x ?mm
We just picked up this stone a few months ago from a rockhound in Arizona who didn't want to give a more specific locality. He claimed he collected it himself in Arizona, and used the term "Melarite" to describe it. I can't find a specific definition of the term, so if anybody out there has more info on this material, please let me know.

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