MASSIVE & GORGEOUS 17" Rocky Butte Picture Jasper Slab - Mirror Polished!!

Regular price $286.00

You simply won't believe how rich and absolutely stunning this mirror polished monster sized slab is until you're holding it in your hands! This thick display piece was cut from the center of a large boulder - the largest full pattern boulder I've ever seen from this mine in fact! It's a thick, solid slab that would display perfectly on a table, on the wall or in an easel. This is the single largest slab of Rocky Butte Picture Jasper I've ever had the pleasure of offering through my shop. It's cut from an extra large boulder that features a full picture pattern and some of the richest colors you'll ever see in jasper! This is a real show piece suitable for permanent display in even the most advanced collections or selective decor! The color is a lot richer than the photo managed to capture - a pleasing surprise awaits the new owner. A caterer recently bought several slabs from a similar stone to use as unique sushi serving trays and this one is big enough to be a full sized platter - it is that solid and gemmy!

One of the things that makes the winter rain so tolerable here in the great Pacific Northwest is the fact that we're virtually surrounded by some of the most dramatic, beautiful lapidary materials in the most incredible varieties you can imagine! One of my personal favorites are the scenic picture jaspers, many of which are found right here in Oregon. This particular variety is from a dig called Rocky Butte. It's one of the more impressive varieties and is often sought after for jewelry. It can have an incredible variety of landscape scenes formed from swirled patterns of red, tan, brown and blue. It's also an extremely hard jasper that takes a fabulous polish which is why it's most often cut into cabs and sold in custom jewelry designs.

This piece is an extra large, gemmy slab cut from a large boulder of material that I've been waiting to cut for several years. I've polished it using my specially designed flat laps to produce a mirror perfect finish on a world class display specimen. It doesn't show in the photo of course, but the finish looks like the stone is wet! It really brings out the colors and patterns in a way you have to see in person to truly appreciate.

This stone has been professionally cut and polished on a special lap that produces a flat face and a mirror perfect shine. The polish really is liquid perfect - a difference in the quality products Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary has built its reputation on!

t's a choice slab that measures about 16 3/4" x 8 3/4" across the polished face. It's cut about 0.54" thick. Weight is about 5.66 lbs.

A nice, unique naturally wonderful stone collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary.