Bumblebee Jasper Cabochons

Bumblebee Jasper is an unusual yet strong earth energy stone, that embodies within it the strong energy of the volcano from which it was birthed. It is also known as Eclipse stone or Fumarole Jasper. The colors and swirls resemble the colors on bumble bees in a mixture of bright yellow, brown and white. These stones come from the island of West Java in Indonesia, and are not really members of the Jasper family as they do not contain quartz. Bumble bee jasper is a very rare crystal comprised of gypsum, sulfur and hematite. It is difficult and dangerous to acquire because the mine is located inside an active volcano in Indonesia. When sulfur gas is emitted from a volcano, it burns a bright blue color. As it rises and comes in contact with cool air, the gas changes into the bright yellow solid that gives Bumble Bee Jasper its name. Each and every Bumble Bee Jasper stone will be different due to the nature of the stone, yet all of them are beautiful and powerful.