Bumblebee Jasper was discovered in the 1990s at Mount Papandayan, in the hot vents of an active volcano in West Java, Indonesia. It is formed in the fumaroles where the gases and hot steam escape. These fumaroles eventually become hot springs after rain and sediments collect and liquefy along with volcanic ash. As it cools down miners are able to collect this wonderfully colored stone from the resulting mud pools.
So far it has not been discovered anywhere else, making it a very rare and special stone indeed. Bumblebee Jasper is an extremely rare occurrence in nature that simply doesn’t happen and it should be cherished, respected, and valued for the true uniqueness it holds. Bumblebee Jaspers' banding and layering, which resembles a common bumblebee (hence the name), is caused by inclusions of Sulfur (yellow), Calcium and Aragonite (white), Orpiment and Realgar (orange), and Pyrite (black).
Bumblebee Jasper is a great life talisman that is here to help keep you “buzzing” throughout your day, even when negative energies constantly come your way. This stone helps you maintain a positive and upbeat attitude through the daily stresses of life, while encouraging you to continue your own spiritual evolution. Bumblebee Jasper is believed to promote inner strength, joie de vivre, and creative energy.
Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus Zodiac: Taurus, Leo Vibration: N/A Mohs Scale: 5
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