Desert Jasper directly mined from Norcross-Madagascar's quarry near Analalava. Norcross introduced this Desert Jasper in 1994. Others have referred to this stone as Polychrome Jasper. Jasper is a powerful healing stone. It's better to buy your Desert Jasper Bear Carvings (Polychrome Jasper Bear Carvings) from your direct source of Desert Jasper.