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Mineral: quartz
Gem: purple agate with golden moss (cryptocrystalline)
Size: 17x48 mm & 15x45 mm & 27x39mm
Carat: 50+ ct & 31.4 ct & 50+ ct
Cut: freeform cabochon
Origin: unknown
General Info: Agate (achates) was named from the river Achates, now the Drillo, in Sicily, where the stone was first identified. It is cryptocrystalline quartz (micro crystals) usually with a banded pattern (although not always).
Additional Information
A solid agate with a purple (amethyst?) base and golden colored moss. This agate takes a great polishh and the moss does not undercut like some moss. Cabs cut by author.

This agate has also been used as a frame for other materials ... see blue lace and carter mountain. In the final cab it was used as the center and blue lace used to frame it.