Orbicular Ocean Jasper
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Ocean Jasper is a rare mineral, mined in only one place in the world...
The Mine of Marovato, on the Ambolobozo Peninsula in the north west corner of Madagascar. It is called
Ocean Jasper because the deposits are part of the coastline, and can only be reached by boat, and removed
only during low tide.

The Lapidary Journal reported this description:
“This new rock has been found along the northwest coast of Madagascar after years of unsuccessful
searching. The deposit formed as a rhyolite flow but has been completely silicified. The rhyolitic eyes or orbs
come in an astonishing array of colors and color combinations. The background can be white, pink, green,
red, or yellow. Botryoidal formations as well as white and deep green druzy are also common. The deposit
has been discovered at the edge of the ocean. It can only be seen and collected at low tide. The area has no
road so the material must be transported to civilization by boat.”

This stone is immediately recognizable by its concentric rings of color, earning at the name "Orbicular Ocean
Jasper." The most common colors are greens and whites, with the less common colors of pinks and yellows
also appearing in some specimens.
Ocean jasper is one of the most collectible stones in recent times. Word that the mine is running out or
empty seems to be true, as quality specimens are becoming harder to find with each passing day. This
stones colors, patterns and shapes amaze and delight!  It is another of nature’s wonderful masterpieces.
This stone is also known as the “Atlantis Stone” because it was found in the turn of the New Millennium under
the ocean.
Update
In 2006 the last specimen from the deposit was mined. The Jasper vein was followed from the waters edge
into the side of the hill for about 45 yards. As the Ocean Jasper vein was followed it became thinner and
thinner. The mine is now depleted. The life span of this find was from about 2000 through 2006...This super
find had about a 6 year life span...Another vein was found but it is poor grade, nothing like the original. You
will find the available specimens becoming less and less attractive.
Museum Specimens
Item # OJ11107001
Polished Ocean Jasper
2.4 lb Conchoidal Freeform
from Madagascar
Polished Ocean Jasper Freeform (A Grade)
This specimen weighs 2.44 lbs and measures 5.4 x 4.5 x 2.2 inches Striking
Polished Ocean Jasper Freeform.
Cut at base to stand nicely as a Display piece. Beautiful colors of dark green,
tangerine, yellow, white and cream with stunning Orbicular patterns all over.
This specimen also has vugs with crystal inclusions. This is one of the few high
quality Ocean Jasper displays we were able to obtain (which are getting almost
impossible to find as the source finds are drying up). An excellent specimen
that won't disappoint!
Item # OJFF02132127
Polished Ocean Jasper 2.15 lb Freeform
from Madagascar

$178.00
Polished Ocean Jasper Freeform (Very Good Grade)
This specimen weighs 2.15 lbs and measures 4.5 x 3.9 x 2.6 inches (114 x 99 x 67mm) Striking Polished Ocean
Jasper Freeform. Beautiful colors of dark green, tangerine, yellow, white and cream with stunning Orbicular
patterns all over. This specimen also has vugs with crystal inclusions. This is another of the few high quality
Ocean Jasper displays we were able to obtain (which are getting almost impossible to find as the source finds
are drying up). An excellent specimen that won't disappoint!
View Ocean Jasper Spheres
Polished Ocean Jasper Freeform (A Grade)
This specimen weighs 2.8 lbs and measures 5.8 x 4 x 3 inches Striking Polished Ocean Jasper Freeform.
Cut at base to stand nicely as a Display piece. Beautiful colors of dark green, tangerine, yellow, white and cream with
stunning Orbicular patterns all over. This specimen also has vugs with crystal inclusions. This is one of the few high quality
Ocean Jasper displays we were able to obtain (which are getting almost impossible to find as the source finds are all but
gone). An excellent specimen that won't disappoint!
Item # OJFF02135589
Gorgeous Polished Ocean Jasper
Freeform from Madagascar

$240.00
Gorgeous Polished Ocean
Jasper Freeform
This Ocean Jasper Freeform
was mined, shaped and hand
polished on Madagascar. All
ocean jasper comes from one
location on earth - a tiny place in
Mahajanga region that has
unfortunately been mined out.
So it is very hard to see top
quality ocean jasper pieces like
this one!

This Freeform displays white,
pink, red, bright green, brownish
color orbs on all sides. There
are also pieces of lovely
sparkling white and green druzy
quartz within the stone. A very
unique piece!

This piece weighs 0.48 lbs   
(0.218 kg) and measures
4.45 x 2.52 x 0.8’’
(11.3 x 6.4 x 2.0cm)
Item # OJFF021367214
Polished Ocean Jasper
25.65 lb Freeform
from Madagascar

$1340.00
Amazing 25 lb 8.5oz (11.59kg) Polished XXL Ocean Jasper Free form with Botryoidal side, green,
white, salmon, pink, clear, rust and milky coloration with beautiful orbicular patterns! This specimen is
polished front, top and back with the bottom flat cut and 1 side natural botryoidal and 1 vug side. This is an
excellent XXL display and may cut to make some interesting pieces. Botryoidal spheres show green, pink
and yellow flowers when cut open...We just set it on the Mantle and look at it...
This Exquisite specimen stands 11.5 inches (29.2cm) tall and is 9inches (22.8cm) wide with a
thickness ranging from 5.5 to 6.5 inches (14 to 17.2cm)
      
                                                                                                           
Item # OJ1108001
Polished Ocean Jasper
2.8 lb Conchoidal Freeform
from Madagascar
Left side vug is not botryoidal,
it is more water etched
We purchased this piece
in South Africa years ago...
It is from our personal
collection
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