Rainbow Jasper Landscape Rock and Boulders Northern California quarry. Semi precious gemstone material. Pallet rock material shipped anywhere. Small to medium sized boulders are show well in flowering landscapes.
Supplies are very limited, this material is very hard to obtain in large sizes. Rainbow jasper contains banded colors of red, brown and tan resembling a rainbow. Large rainbow jasper boulders are used to embellish gardens, landscaping or water installations. Rainbow jasper is a blend of burgundy, brown and gold colors in broad banding patterns. Like all jasper, its deeply banded colors come from organic material and iron oxides imbedded in it. As with other jasper gemstones, rainbow jasper is a chalcedony and member of the quartz group. The broad swirls and patterns of colors are actually finely divided minerals such as clay and iron oxide.
Jasper is a variety of quartz that may contain up to 20 percent foreign materials or inclusions, including organic material and mineral oxides, which determine the color, pattern and appearance of the stone. The cliff dwelling Anasazi Native Americans of Mesa Verde in southwest Colorado formed arrowheads from rainbow jasper.