A variety of deep-green chalcedony flecked with red jasper. Also called heliotrope .
- A green chalcedony that has been sprinkled with red spots (which resemble blood, hence the name).
- The second stone for March is bloodstone, also known as red jasper.
- BLOODSTONE, the popular name of the mineral heliotrope, which is a variety of dark green chalcedony or plasma, with bright red spots, splashes and streaks.
- Some coarse kinds are opaque, resembling in this respect jasper, and some writers have sought to restrict the name "bloodstone" to green jasper, with red markings, thus making heliotrope a translucent and bloodstone an opaque stone, but, though convenient, such a distinction is not generally recognized.
- A good deal of bloodstone comes from India, where it occurs in the Deccan traps, and is cut and polished at Cambay.
- Bloodstone is not very widely distributed, but is found in the basaltic rocks of the Isle of Rum in the west of Scotland, and in a few other localities.