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Mineral: quartz
Gem: laguna agate (cryptocrystalline)
Size: 30 x40 mm & 26x35 mm & 21x31 mm
Carat: 38.8 ct & 42.2 ct & 26.2 ct
Cut: oval cabochon
Origin: Mexico
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
This is one of the most sought after agate locales in the world. It comes from an area in the sate of Chihuahua, Mexico. It can be found in nearly all colors of the rainbow, and has excellent tight, clean banding. These cabs cut by the author.