|Scientific Properties of Jasper: |
Stone Type/Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with various inclusions/impurities
Jasper is a member of chalcedony family.
Color: Multi-colored, Solid. Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green
Hardness: 6.5 - 7.0
Source of Crocodile Jasper: Africa, Madagascar
Crocodile Jasper (also known as Kambamba Jasper) is an exotic looking jasper from Africa. It is said to mystically soothe the nerves and state of mind. As with other jaspers, traditional lore says that it is good for grounding and protection. It is purported to be beneficial for plant growth and health, particularly in arid environments or where the soil is poor.