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Wäschertskaulen represents a traditional place of discovery for quartz-varieties, which found their way also as gemstone-material into the gemstone cutteries at the Idar brook. Now and then it is reported that japsers were been dug here only if other (vulgo “better”) material,  e.g. agates from the Weiselberg, were not available. However the jasper from here is in such a typically manner formed that it can to hardly hold out as replacement for “other materials”. Today like at that time probably the desire of the customer was more responsible for a classification in being processable and salesable.