1.9" Polished Dragon's Blood Jasper Skull - South Africa
This is a small polished skull made from Dragon's Blood Jasper, from South Africa. The polish work on this skull is excellent, with beautiful intricate detail work. The cranium portion of the skull is not completely symmetrical, this has been reflected in the price of the specimen.
This fascinating stone is commonly referred to as "dragon's blood jasper" or "dragon's blood stone" is a recent find in South Africa. The exact mineral composition is up for debate, and we can not find any detailed analysis that has yet been done. One opinion is that the minerals are green epidote and piemontite, while the opposing view is that it's a bastite (a pseudomorph of a serpentine variety). Until chemical analysis of this rock has been performed and published, a definitive conclusion as to the chemical composition of "dragon's blood jasper" is difficult to make.