Arizona 6


Arizona Agates Page 6

New pictures will be added in no particular order. Hopefully, as the gallery grows, all you crazy agate lovers out there will find my collection as interesting and beautiful as I do. Periodically I will include pieces that aren’t agate or jasper, but are noteworthy enough in their own way to be included here.


Southern Arizona, Rough Specimen
2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″  This is a cool andradite garnet cluster with a large single crystal on the top. This location is not far from the Mexico border and it might be advisable to be armed if you choose to go there in todays world, unfortunately.

Central Arizona, Polished Specimen
3 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ x 3/8″  This is an awesome large cabochon of green plume malachite from a rare location, originally from the collection of Martin Koning, “Mr. Rockhound”, a true pioneer from the early days of rock collecting in Arizona.

Southern Arizona, Unpolished Endcut
2 1/4″ x 1 5/8″ x 1″  A fun little endcut of orbicular agate from a deposit that I found awhile back in my wanderings. I suspect that these orbicular agates in central & southern Arizona are from corals or other marine life that existed on ancient lake beds or ocean bottoms.

Central Arizona 5, Face Polished Specimen
2 3/8″ x 2″ x 2 1/4″  This is a beautiful example of snowflake included fortification banding in agate. This is an unusually large vein section from this location.

Alamo Lake, Unpolished Endcut 
3″ x 3″ x 1 1/2″  This is a rare piece of sagenite with a small center fortification from an uncommon location.

Central Arizona 4, Face Polished Specimen
2 5/8″ x 2″ x 2 1/4″  This is an interesting specimen with a couple of different types of sagenite surrounding an agate & euhedral quartz center.

Central Arizona 2, Rough Specimen
1 1/2″ x 3/4″ x 1/2″  Pretty little piece of purple botryoidal tube agate with pink highlights.

Central Arizona 5, Face Polished Specimen
2 1/2″ x 3/4″ x 1 1/4″  This is a very cool half nodule of awesome banded agate with fortifications and spherule inclusions.

Eastern Arizona, Face Polished Specimen 
2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″  This is a terrific piece of banded agate with well-defined white spherules floating in a translucent background.

Central Arizona 5, Rough
2″ x 3/4″ x 3/4″  Nice tubes in a small broken piece of agate.

Central Arizona 5, Face Polished Specimen
2 1/4″ x 1 1/8″ x 3/4″  This is an awesome purple and grey banded agate with little orby speckles in the banding with great parallax.

Mulligan Peak, Unpolished Slab
3 1/4″ x 1 5/8″ x 1/4″  This is a really nice slab with pretty green & gold moss filaments in a translucent purple agate.

Mayer, Unpolished Slab
4″ x 2 5/8″ x 1/4″  This is a very rare type of metallic material called “Yavapai Gold” that is found exclusively in one old Yavapai mining district and contains pyrite and arsenopyrite with other minerals.

Southern Arizona, Face Polished Specimen
5 1/4″ x 3″ x 4 1/2″  This is a very large piece of vein material that is filled with lots of little black dendrites, plumes, and fortifications in a bluish-white agate with small druzy pockets.

Northern Arizona, Face Polished Specimen
6″ x 4 1/2″ x 2″  This is a beautiful, rare piece of Woodworthia petrified wood with small greyish-white agate veins filled with euhedral quartz that I found well over 20 years ago. You can always tell Woodworthia by the little knobs on the outside.

Southern Arizona, Face Polished Cabochon
50mm x 42mm x 7.2  This is a very unusual piece of seam agate material that I discovered that is filled with lots of little black dendrites and sections in colors of white, gold, and pinkish-red that looks a little similar to dino bone.

Eastern Arizona, Face Polished Specimen
1 1/4″ x 1″ x 3/4″  This is a beautiful rose pink agate nodule that is loaded with small snowflakes scattered throughout the bands surrounding an open crystal-lined center.

Northeastern Arizona, Dome Polished Specimen
1 1/4″ x 1″ x 1 3/4″  This is a rare section of agatized fossil reptile bone in shades of red, white, and gold. These reptiles predated the dinosaurs.

Northern Arizona, Unpolished Slab 
2 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ x 1/4″  Arizona Picture Wood, a type of petrified wood with bold black patterns, often bubbly in appearance.

Northern Arizona, Unpolished Slab 
4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ x 1/4″  This is a cool piece of black/blue fortification agate in a rhyolite matrix from a deposit I discovered many years ago.

Globe, Unpolished Slab 
3 1/4″ x 2″ x 1/4″  This is an odd piece of amethyst with little gold & cream colored flowers on top of the crystals.

Grand Canyon, Unpolished Slab 
3 1/4″ x 2 1/8″ x 1/4″  This is a very rare piece of chrysocolla/azurite/tyuyamunite in mudstone from the old Ridenour uranium/copper mine. This is a closed location.

Central Arizona 2, Unpolished Slab 
3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″  This is a pretty piece of lacy onyx in shades of pale pink & green with open crystal-lined pockets.

Burro Creek, Unpolished Slab 
4 1/2″ x 4″ x 1/4″  This is an old piece of dendritic Sunset Agate I found many years ago while collecting in Burro Creek. This material used to be plentiful and much sought after, but almost none remains now of this quality.