Thanks for the welcome messages. A couple of you requested more information on Stefoinite. The story, as I have heard it told, is that in the early 50's, Rudy Stefoin and a couple of rock hounding friends discovered this gorgeous jasper somewhere in Wyoming. Apparently they never disclosed the location and took the secret with them to the grave. While some have tried to figure out where it might have been, so far the secret remains intact. In the fall of 2007, I purchased some rough from a rock dealer in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He had purchased the remaining material from descendants of Rudy. I immediately fell in love with the pattern in this jasper and bought quite a bit. The pieces varied in size, pattern, and quality. A lot of Stefoinite is not so solid, with vugs, soft areas that will not polish, healed and not so healed fractures and what not. This material does seem to be getting very difficult to find. I do consider myself lucky to have snagged as much as I did.