5.9" Bird Of Paradise Agate - Chihuahua Mexico

 
This is an amazing Bird Of Paradise Agate specimen from near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. It shows a lovely variety of colors including pinks, reds, browns and blues, and has several Marcasite inclusions.

This specimen includes an acrylic display stand.

Bird of paradise agate is found near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico, and often features Marcasite inclusions along with many colors of plumes. The beautiful plumes or dendrites that occur within rock are most often a result of intruding (percolating) mineral solutions that contained manganese and/or iron. These solutions can work their way through microscopic cracks in the rock, leaving behind a branching pattern throughout the rock. By an untrained eye, these can be mistaken for plant fossils within the rock.




FOR SALE
$195
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Agate
LOCATION
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
SIZE
5.9" wide, 2" tall, up to 2.2" deep
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#114501