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Category: Agate

  • Willow Springs Complex ~ Rockhounding Arizona

    There is a place close by Ive talked about for some time. One of the first sites i ever wrote about and openly shared online is from this area. The Willow Springs Complex just North of Apache Jct and the Lost Dutchman State Park.  Parking has been improved, and there are so many driections one can go in here…

  • Progression of a preform

    In lapidary terms, that’s just plain silly. But in agate like this piece of Brazil, its shows well how a natural preform cabochon shape can change when cutting. I was trying to preserve as much as the bright color as possible. And it still needs a trim before I sand it. Thanks to bob rush…

  • which should I cab this weekend?

    Madagascar druzy agate, a Royal Sahara, or a super blue pietersite? Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.7

  • Whitefir sagenite rough

    While digging in my overtook a couple weeks ago. I ran across this piece of rough. I wasn’t sure it was what it is until I cut a small face to window it. WOW what a nice example. Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.7

  • Gardentube agate

    Personal piece from Mexico. I real lovely color and interesting inclusions. Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.7

  • Condor Agate ~ Dragon Eyes

    Condor Agate ~ Dragon Eyes

      While first getting into condor agate 9 years ago. I noticed a good amount of the material came in rough form as a seam or vien nodule. And not the typical round geode form. These produced fun cabochons, but after several cutters i tried splitting down the center to get a more collectable pattern.…

  • Montana Agate, Or something else?

    This piece came to me as in, in my overstock piles. literally was washed up from a dirt pile recently. These piles have been turned at least 5 times since i have owned them. Who would a thought, almost a prefect really nice gem agate cab. The only problem, i dont think it is Montana Agate, maybe Brazil or…