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Polychrome Desert Jasper
Polychrome Desert Jasper
Desert Jasper is a beautiful and colorful Jasper that can best be described as polychrome (the
act of decorating things in a variety of colors) in appearance.  It includes red, pink, brown and
grey Jasper mixed in colorful swirling patterns. It comes from the Norcross-Madagascar Jasper
fields. Norcross found Desert Jasper near Analalava,  a coastal town and commune (Malagasy:
kaominina) in north-western Madagascar over the Mozambique Channel. It was introduced in
1994. It is also referred to as Polychrome Jasper (based on coloring).

Norcross Madagascar Group (NMG) owns the Ambarijeby claim, which is the main source field
in Madagascar consisting of the Majunga region and the Ankondromena region in
Madagascar's Middlewest area. The Ambarijeby claim is where most of the Madagascar
carnelian and Desert Jasper is found.
Norcross has discovered that 15 separate Chinese groups were stealing rock and minerals
inside the claim, with 40-80 tons being shipped to China every month, and 10 tons going to the
capital city, Antananarivo for local lapidaries. The amount of the rare Desert Jasper stone
illegally obtained from the claim, and sent to the local market, was so excessive that the main
surface deposit of this material was depleted. NMG has been forced to go into unexplored
reserve areas of the claim to find more of this material.
Please use caution when shopping on “auction” websites. Desert Jasper or Polychrome Jasper
listed as coming from China or Antananarivo are highly suspect as being “poached” specimens.
All of our specimens will be exclusively procured from the Norcross-Madagascar Group
(NMG)
.
We strongly urge all collectors to steer clear of illegally obtained specimens.
Item # 1PDJ09151060
Polychrome Desert
Jasper

$15.00
Item # 2PDJ09152060
Polychrome Desert
Jasper

$15.00
Bright color swirls brilliantly polished to give a most attractive specimen of
Polychrome Jasper.
This piece measures 2.9 x 2 x 1.3 " (7.3 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm)
and weighs 6.2 oz or 0.39 lb (177g)
Bright color swirls brilliantly polished to give a most attractive specimen of
Polychrome Jasper.
This piece measures 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.6 " (6.6 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm)
and weighs 6.3 oz or 0.39 lb (180g)
Item # 1POLC05162123
Polished Free Form
Polychrome Jasper from
Madagascar

$69.00
Here's beautiful large polished freeform display of
Polychrome Jasper we procured from a Norcross
Madagascar minerals dealer at the May 2016 Franklin, NC
Show. We were one of the first customers on the first day
and were able to hand select the best specimens they had.
This piece is highly polished and displays the classic color
combination swirls of this beautiful Jasper from Madagascar.

This specimen weighs 33.2 oz or 2.08 lbs (944g)
and measures 5.5 x 3.1 x 2.2 inches (14 x 8 x 5.7 cm)
Here's beautiful large polished freeform display of Polychrome Jasper we procured from a Norcross
Madagascar minerals dealer at the May 2016 Franklin, NC Show. We were one of the first customers
on the first day and were able to hand select the best specimens they had. This piece is highly polished
and displays the classic color combination swirls of this beautiful Jasper from Madagascar.

This specimen weighs 21.6 oz or 1.35 lbs (614g)
and measures 5.4 x 2.8 x 1.8 inches (13.8 x 7.1 x 4.7 cm)
Item # 2POLC05168802
Polished Free Form
Polychrome Jasper from
Madagascar

$48.00