Pilbara stone is a beautifully patterned jasper as it displays “Picasso” like patterns in reds, yellow, green, blues, white and blacks. The colors are varied as are the patterns which creates an interesting, collectible stone. Pilbara - pronounced "Pillbra" - is a region in the north of Western Australia where this material originates.
Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of silica. The color of Jaspers' stem from the mineral content of the original sediments or ash. Patterns arise during the consolidation process forming flow and deposition patterns. Jasper can be highly polished. The name “jasper” means "spotted or speckled stone".