This stone is from India, is also known as Elephant Jasper, Elephant Skin Jasper, Cobra Stone or Script Stone, but we like Coquina Jasper better and it is more accurate! Coquina is the Spanish word for cockleshells or shellfish. Coquina is a consolidated sedimentary rock of biochemical origin, mainly composed of mineral calcite, often including some phosphate, in the form of seashells or coral. Coquina forms near shore, where wave action is vigorous and sorts the sediments well. The Greek origin of the word jasper, jaspis, means "spotted stone." This form of chalcedony, or microcrystalline quartz, is usually red, brown or green. Its patterns are much less regular and defined than those of the other chalcedony variety, agate.