Fire Agate - created by kyricom


Fire Agate
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Fire agate is only found in southern Arizona and northern Mexico. The rock on the bottom is what it looks like originally. It has to be cut by hand as the color is only a few microns thick (which is why you rarely see them in jewelry stores, and when you do they're fairly expensive). It is similar to Australian opal in that it formed with water and has chatoyancy (shimmering colors).

Please view in high res to see the stone's color better, if you have time. (5 years and 2471 days ago)

avatar cocor
cocor says:

Nice shot.Maybe a dark background would havegiven more impact to the delicate colours.

avatar bandit69
bandit69 says:

Nice presentation. As an old rock-hound, I like your display with the rough agate. Not to mention your fine description.

avatar erathion
erathion says:

cool shot author...bottom rock looks like a rotten meat..lol...best of luck

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