Conglomerate Jasper Beads
Our conglomerate jasper beads contain a mixture of creams and light-to-chocolate browns, with an occasional hint of rusty orange. The pattern on these stones is bold and organic – the larger cuts make wonderful focal pieces.
A conglomerate is a sedimentary rock that is composed of individual rounded pebbles that have become cemented together by silica, calcite, or iron oxides (if the fragments that are cemented together are angular, the stone is called a breccia). Conglomerate forms when a pebbled beach or riverbed fills with mud and sand and becomes buried under other materials. Over a long period of time, the weight of the material compresses the sand, mud and rock mix into a solid, conglomerate rock.
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