Ocean JasperTM is an orbicular chalcedony found only along the northwestern coast of Madagascar. It was discovered in October 1999 by Paul Obeniche after years of unsuccessful searching. The first two veins of the material were exhausted in 2006. In 2013 five additional deposits were found!
Ocean JasperTM is a unique mixture of quartz grains, star bursts of quartz points, and orbicular chalcedony producing spherical patterning like bull's eyes. Trace minerals and elements famously color it in a large palette naturally.am, the material found near the village of Marovato tends to be multicolored instead.
The deposit was first located by finding pieces in the surf. The veins were then found underground and worked nearby. It was named Ocean JasperTM after its surprise discovery in the tides and its resemblance to waves, ripples, and water drop rings.