Mineral Class: Quartz
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness: 6.5 - 7
Colors: White, Beige, Gray, Brown, Black
Dalmatian Stone, often known as Dalmatian Jasper, is a form of Feldspar-Quartz with black avventurina and brown spots. These speckles were thought to have been tourmaline, but recent studies suggest they are actually the mineral, Arfvedsonite. Dalmatian Stone is a mixture of minerals, therefore it is a rock. The types of minerals in the rock are those that crystallize from a melt. So, instead of being a Jasper, Dalmatian Stone is an igneous rock. These dotted marks throughout Dalmatian Stone resemble the coat of a Dalmatian breed of dog, giving this stone it’s name. Fun fact, Dalmatian Stone is mined in Chihuahua, Mexico.
It is such a unique stone and definitely an eye catcher. Dalmatian stone has a very natural, earth-like appearance reminding us to move forward in life and at the same time, reflect on our life's journey. The fun patterns within Dalmatian Stone also appeals to our child-like side, encouraging a sense of fun and engagement.