This is a close up picture of a large rock of jasper from Mable Bar.
This big chunk of Jasper (about the size of a football) came from Mable Bar many years ago; probably around the mid-1950s. Back before it became illegal to take jasper rocks from the Mable Bar reef.
To take this picture I washed down the rock, then I gave it a thin coat of normal cooking oil to make it glisten. It was then faced into full sunlight and shot using a polarising filter to calm down the reflected sunlight glistening off the oil coating..
Although I am happy with the result, I actually expected more detail in the picture. More little cracks and chips.