Brecciated comes from "breccia" - a geology term used to describe broken rock fragments cemented together by Mother Nature into a fine-grained matrix. Brecciated Jasper is created when the earth melds sharp-angled fragments of stone together. Miriam has brecciated jasper in a variety of interesting colors, including Red and brown, and even a limited number of stones that are a combination of red, deep red, and black teamed with a cream to light gray-to-black matrix. Some of the stones also show a pale light to darker yellow coloration. Jaspers are found all over the world including deposits in the United States, Egypt, Brazil, Australia, India, Canada, Russia, Uruguay, Madagascar and Kazakhstan.