? Dead Camel Jasper ? A beautiful brecciated Jasper found in the Nevada Desert and mined by Philip Stephenson. Named after the Dead Camel Mountain Range nearby, did you know that camels were brought to the southwest and Nevada for use as a pack animal for both mining and military in the mid 1800's? This material is located in difficult terrain located in the harsh desert climate which presents the same challenges turquoise and Variscite miners face in order to obtain these gems.