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auscarver

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Re: My Poppie jasper
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2022, 12:30:37 PM »

I live in the Tamworth region of NSW Australia, on an old fault area, peel fault, it runs through my property. Yesterday I found the best rough so far. Hard work very steep terrain, the brightest orange seems to come from the blocks that contain clorite as well as hematite.
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Re: My Poppie jasper
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2022, 12:38:16 PM »

Another 2 pieces, I will carve one of these.
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Re: My Poppie jasper
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2022, 01:19:54 AM »

Today I found what I think is specular hematite in my obicular jasper. A silvery gray metallic sheen. Chatoyant. My picture does no justice. Wish I could upload a video.
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Re: My Poppie jasper
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2022, 07:24:13 AM »

In some areas here the entire matrix of the poppys is specular hematite in quartz.It is usually very difficult to photograph.
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Re: My Poppie jasper
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2022, 10:53:12 PM »

Thanks Frank for your input. Does the Specular hematite show much chatoyancy in the material you have found. I have a piece that is very translucent and close to a cats eye, may be another mineral causing this as it’s a different colour to the specular. It’s in the mid bottom section of my picture.
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Re: My Poppie jasper
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2022, 09:00:08 AM »

Phyllosilicates could be the culprit! Is the sheen (chatoyancy, asterism) metallic or sericitic/micaceous?
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Re: My Poppie jasper
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2022, 06:38:20 PM »

Love the pics and Poppy Jasper really catches the attention. Slange :occasion14:
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Re: My Poppie jasper
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2022, 07:41:19 PM »

In the Washington state poppy jaspers the chatoyantcy is from specular hematite.
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