Highly polished picture jasper stone. This piece has an exceptionally smooth texture which makes it a lovely piece to handle.
Picture jasper is a variety of mudstone found in many locations around the world. Patterns can often resemble scenes or landscapes. It has a microcrystalline structure which means its crystals can only be seen with powerful magnification.
With this stone being well polished it has a vitreous lustre. Stones with this type of lustre reflect light as opposed to absorbing it.