Brecciated Jasper is a granular type of fine-grained quartz usually colored red by the inclusion of hematite, but if iron oxide is present in the ground, the color may be yellow or brown. It has a hardness of 7, and is found in abundance in the USA, India and Russia. Jasper provides protection and induces health and re-birth. All jaspers are grounding and protect against negativity. They help to protect during astral travel.