Large, 10.3" Agua Nueva Agate Slab - Chihuahua, Mexico

 
This is a 10.3" wide slab of gorgeous Agua Nueva agate from Chihuahua, Mexico. It has been polished to a mirror finish on both sides revealing amazing colors and patterns. This is some of the rarer agate on the market and this is a large, top quality slab.

An acrylic display stand will be included with this specimen.

Agate is a variety of microcrystalline quartz that displays translucence and in some cases banding. Agate primarily forms when silica-rich fluids fill pockets within rock and/or fossils, resulting in deposition of the silica along the walls of the rock. This process can result in banding patterns as the composition and impurities of the fluids change over time. These banding patterns can either form as flat layers or rounded layers, depending on the surfaces available for deposition.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Agate
LOCATION
Agua Nueva Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
SIZE
10.3 x4.6", .25" wide
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#141228