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Snakeskin Jasper.

Snakeskin jasper comes from our two mining leases on Turee Creek Station in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The location is about 160 km west of the iron ore mining town of Newman.

 

It occurs as seams of jaspilite in a banded iron formation called "The Weeli Wooli Formation".

The age of this formation is around 2500 million years, so metamorphism and folding has added other interesting features such as cross cutting quartz veins and contortions to the unusual banding.