My heart jumped when I saw it! I feel pretty confident it's
Idaho is nicknamed The Gem State because it has such a large variety of gemstones. According to this source, "Idaho has seventy-two kinds of gem stones. This is more than any other state, and second only to Africa in the rest of the world." That statement really adds more fuel to the rock-hunting fire, if you know what I mean ;)
A little research on the internet shows red jasper to be a strong protection gemstone which sends out calming vibrations and absorbs any negativity, and it's good for balancing energy in the body - I can always use that. It feels so incredible that the earth offers up such amazing bits of itself. Whether it's micro-striped, crystal-embedded, heart-shaped or tomato red, each rock is truly unique and a wonderful lesson on the magic of Mother Nature.