Distinctively Yellow Bumblebee Jasper
Bumblebee jasper is a natural rock whose vibrant yellow colour is caused by the presence of sulphur. A distinctive and highly sought after material that's becoming rarer by the day due to the fact that it can only be found on Mount Papandayan on the volcanic island of Java in Indonesia. Furthermore most of the mines are now depleted meaning there is virtually no gem grade material left available to mine. This sedimentary rock is made up of volcanic ash, mud and layers of sulfur and the sulfur is believed to contain traces of orpiment which is an arsenic sulphide.
Bumblebee jasper is a variety of jasper which some people may know as Eclipse Stone. This trade name which originated in India is generally used for stones that have been cut as cabochons.
This vibrant yellow bumblebee jasper is beautifully polished and one of only a few pieces of this distinctive rock that we currently have available. Like all of the rocks and minerals in our collection it was meticulously chosen by one of our team during one of our many trips to Asia.
Weight (grams) : 56.6
Size (cms) : 6.1 x 3.1 x 1.6