This slice of Western Australian Snakeskin Jasper, polished on one side, 23gms, 5.5x3cms, 6mm thick, $10.00. snake53
Snakeskin Jasper occurs in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. This gemstone occurs as seams of jaspilite in a banded iron formation. It is 2500 million years old, so metamorphism and folding has added other interesting features such as cross cutting quartz veins and contortions to the unusual banding.
You are buying a natural rock. What may be perceived as an imperfection is actually part of Mother Nature's creation.
Add these to your collection if you are a rock lover or use these slices whole in your mosaics or cut (very slowly) with a ring saw into shapes, tap with a hammer and use shards, or use your hammer and hardie to process smaller.