Leopard Skin Jasper is known for connecting us to our power animals. Power animals are etheric guides that help us work through different areas where we needs more power and endurance. It is a wonderful stone to use to connect to a power animal during meditation and shamanic journeying. This stone helps make it easier to take responsibility and have creative visions. It brings success to work and business. Leopard Skin Jasper is also a wonderful stone for self healing and protection.
Chemical Formula: SiO2 + other trace minerals
Leopardskin Jasper is a form of Rhyolite, a type of igneous rock. In fact, despite its name, it is actually not a type of Jasper. It is formed on the surface of earth where volcanic eruptions secreted granitic lava. The lava cools rapidly and becomes Rhyolite. Granitic volcano eruptions are some of the most explosive eruptions of history. Rhyolite is has a large amount of silicon, made up of Quartz, and also contains Plagioclase, and Sanidine, Hornblende and Biotite.
Rhyolite was the most abundant material used for tools by the prehistoric Paleo-Indian period between 15000 – 7000 B.C. Rhyolite crystals were used to make tools including: scrapes, arrowheads, axes, and spear points. For thousands of years, Native Americans transported Rhyolite from the tops of mountains and volcanoes to their land. They turned Rhyolite into tools and weapons.
Location: South Africa
Size: .75" x .5" x .25"
Note: Sizes and colors may vary, Crystals are not meant to replace or substitute the recommendations or advice of your physician or healthcare provider. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.