Hohenstein Ernstthal

The HE bed is known for its jasper and agate filled eggs. The fragmentation of the jasper is said to be caused by drying during the forming of the cavity. Also the further and further expanding cave could have caused the breaking of the jasper bands. In that case the jasper (which is silicified tuff/ash) has formed in an early stage.
Sometimes more then one stages of jasperforming can be observed.