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LarryS
A small piece of red rock found on saltburn beach last summer.
I oiled it a little to bring out the colours.

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Elbert
Hello, it is well possible to find jasper on these beaches, but there are also a lot of small rocks that have been in the alum shale burning stacks and these become a similar red.
So if you wish to be sure, break off a small bit; jasper is solid and the alum shale rocks are often layered.

greets, Bert
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LarryS
Thanks Bert, unfortunately its a very small piece, not sure how I could break some off without destroying it all. Is there a streak test?
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Dirty Pete
Hi Larry,
As you probably already know, jasper is just a form of coloured quartz/silica, Its obviously red and opaque from the pic which is a good start. Reckon if you can't scratch it with your penknife Red Jasper is as good a label as any.....

Pete
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