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Lace Agate   Beautiful!!

Lace Agate Beautiful!!

High Grade Slaughter Mountain Arizona Fire Agate Rough.  Fire Agate, a variety of chalcedony, is a semi-precious natural gemstone found only in certain areas of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Approximately 24-36 million years ago these areas were subjected to massive volcanic activity during the Tertiary Period. The fire agates were formed during this period of volcanism when hot water, saturated with silica and iron oxide, repeatedly filled cracks and bubbles in the,,,

Buyers guide for fire agate lapidary rough. Shopping for quality fire agate rough. How to buy fire agate gem rough.

Montana Moss Agate point, created by a world class flint knapper.

I have a friend who is a world class flint knapper. He has started to flake Montana Moss agate and turn them into these stunning points.

Stalactite, Druzy and Red Creek Jasper

Gemstone Bead Strands Supplies for Jewelry Making by ABOSBeads

By slicing rocks very thin and using special filters, geologists can turn a drab-looking rock sample into a slice of color. These photographs zoom in on tiny sections of rock just a few millimeters across. The images can tell geologists about the formation and composition of a rock, or, as Italian geoscientist Bernardo Cesare discovered, they can provide a palette for artistic beauty.

Gallery: Hidden Rainbows in Ordinary Rocks

Microscopic view of garnet peridotite. Amazing colors and patterns - looks like stained glass but abstract - I'd like to use this is in a rug! From Alpe Arami, Switzerland.

MONTANA AGATE designer cab Silverhawk's designer gemstones.

MONTANA AGATE designer cab Silverhawk's designer gemstones.