Senora Sunrise Jasper
Custom-Cut Sonora Sunrise
Sonora Sunrise is a trade name for an eye-catching red and green gem material. It occurs naturally as a rock composed mainly of bluish-green chrysocolla and bright red cuprite. That color combination can be cut into beautiful cabochons that suggest a green landscape under a brilliant red sky. The red sky and its Sonora, Mexico origin were combined to make the “Sonora Sunrise” name.
Small amounts of black iron or iron oxide minerals are present in some specimens. These are usually concentrated at or near the boundary between the chrysocolla and cuprite - suggesting mountains or outcrops of dark rocks on the horizon. Chalcotrichite, an orange variety of cuprite, is abundant in some specimens. [Geology.com]